New Delhi, April 18, 2023: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, is scheduled to deliver the opening address at the Global Buddhist Summit on the April 20 at 10 am. The event, which will take place at the Ashok Hotel in Delhi, is being jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture and the International Buddhist Confederation, and will span two days, from the 20th to the 21st of April.
The theme of the Global Buddhist Summit, “Responses to Contemporary Challenges: Philosophy to Praxis,” reflects its purpose of engaging with the worldwide Buddhist Dhamma leadership and scholars to collectively address pressing issues of Buddhist and universal concerns. The summit aims to derive policy inputs from these discussions to address these challenges.
Eminent scholars, Sangha leaders, and Dharma practitioners from all over the world will participate in the Summit to deliberate on pressing global issues and explore how Buddha Dhamma’s fundamental values can offer inspiration and guidance in modern-day situations. The summit will be conducted under four themes: Buddha Dhamma and Peace; Buddha Dhamma: Environmental Crisis, Health, and Sustainability; Preservation of Nalanda Buddhist Tradition; and Buddha Dhamma Pilgrimage, Living Heritage, and Buddha Relics: a Resilient Foundation to India’s Centuries-Old Cultural Links to Countries in South, South-East, and East Asia.