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About 200 delegates from 35 countries, including Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Nepal, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Germany, Thailand and Bangladesh, as well as several Buddhist monks are anticipated to be a part of the conclave

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Patna, March 17, 2017: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, will inaugurate ‘The Relevance of Buddhism in the 21st Centruy: Perspectives and Global Challenges’, a three-day International Buddhist Conclave on Friday at Rajgir. This conclave is being termed as the first serious academic discourse on Buddhism by the organisers.

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The conclave will commence at Rajgir International Convention Centre (RICC), is jointly organised by Nava Nalanda Mahavihara (NNM) — a deemed university and Union Ministry of Culture.

About 200 delegates from 35 countries, including Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Nepal, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Germany, Thailand and Bangladesh, as well as several Buddhist monks are anticipated to be a part of the conclave.

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“This is for the first time in India that a Buddhist conclave is being organised on such a huge scale. Several technical sessions will be held where the participants will discuss various aspects of Buddhism and the teaching of Lord Buddha,” stated NNM media in-charge Srikant Singh.

Singh said the Buddhist scripture, The Tripitaka, has been reprinted in Devanagri script after a gap of around five decades, and will be released by the Dalai Lama. The Triptika is a 41 volume text containing the words of Lord Buddha in Pali.

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President Pranab Mukherjee will also attend the Buddhist conclave.

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Dalai Lama Makes Donation to Help Flood-Stricken Kerela

"I offer my condolences to you, to the families who have lost loved ones, and to all affected by the flooding," said the Tibetan spiritual leader.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and made a donation towards relief and rescue efforts.

“I am writing to express my sadness at the loss of life and devastation of property,” the letter said, “as well as the hardship caused to so many people due to unprecedented flooding in parts of your state.

Rescuers evacuate people from a flooded area to a safer place in Aluva in the southern state of Kerala. REUTERS
Rescuers evacuate people from a flooded area to a safer place in Aluva in the southern state of Kerala. REUTERS

“I appreciate that every effort is being made to rescue those affected and that relief efforts are underway. As a mark of my solidarity with the people of Kerala, I am making a donation from the Gaden Phodrang Trust of the Dalai Lama towards relief and rescue efforts,” it said.

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“I offer my condolences to you, to the families who have lost loved ones, and to all affected by the flooding,” said the Tibetan spiritual leader. (IANS)

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