President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the International Buddhist Conclave in New Delhi on Thursday. The conclave themed as, Buddha Path – The Living Heritage aims to showcase Buddhist Heritage in India and boost tourism.
An official release said, the Ministerial level delegation from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka will also participate in the conclave along with delegates from the 29 countries participating in the International Buddhist Conclave including US, UK, Russia, Japan, Germany and France. Japan would be the partner Country for this year’s Buddhist conclave.
Ministry of Tourism is organising the conclave in collaboration with the State Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh from 23rd to 26th August in New Delhi and Ajanta, Maharashtra, followed by site visits to Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Sarnath.
The biennial conclave will have a spiritual dimension, an academic theme and a diplomatic and business component to attract investments in developing world class infrastructure at Buddhist sites.