Three-day International Conference on “Buddhist Philosophy and its Role in Inculcating Values among Youth” through virtual mode from February 17-19, 202, jointly organized by RGNIYD and ICCR

 

 

 

RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, (an Institute of National Importance by the Act of Parliament under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India) in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), (an Autonomous Organisation of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India), New Delhi is organizing a 3-Day International Conference on “Buddhist Philosophy and its Role in Inculcating Values among Youth” through virtual mode from February 17-19, 2021.

 

The International Conference was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Minority Affairs and Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy (AYUSH) Shri. Kiren Rijiju.

 

The Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ms. Usha Sharma IAS and the Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri. Asit Singh were was the guest of honour and delivered Special Addresses.

 

The Director General of ICCR, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Shri Dinesh K Patnaik, was the special guest during the inaugural session and addressed the participants.

 

Prof. Sibnath Deb, Director, RGNIYD, welcomed the dignitaries and participants of the International Virtual Conference and detailed the objectives of the Conference. He stressed that the Conference seeks to ingrain in youth of various countries the ethical ideologies of Buddhist Philosophy. He asserted that the deliberations of the International Conference will ensure instilling values among youth which in turn will have its own impact by shaping the overall personality of the future citizens of various nations.

 

Following the inaugural session four technical sessions were held facilitated by Prof. C. Upender Rao Professor of Sanskrit and Pali School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University, India on the topic “The message of Buddha to the Youth; Ven. Gathare Chandananda Thero, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka spoke on the “    Role of Buddhist Philosophy behind Positive Mental Health”; Prof. K.T. S. Sarao Professor and Head Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, India spoke on “Buddhist Philosophy: Its Relevance in Today's Globalizing World” and Prof. Dr. Hridaya Ratna Bajracharya Vice – Chancellor, Lumbini Buddhist University Parsa, Lumbini, Nepal made a presentation on “Buddhist Philosophy and Youth of Nepal”.

 

The objectives of the International Conference are to disseminate the core values of Buddhist Philosophy, its culture and its relevance for today’s youth for instilling in them the time-honoured ethical and moral values to edifice a robust youth culture in India and also across different countries. This International Conference is being organized as a sequel to various efforts taken by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India for “Revival of India as a Global Centre of Buddhist Culture and Tourism.

 

The Conference is being attended by Revered Resource Persons and the youth drawn from 29 countries through Indian Missions/Posts including Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guyana, Kenya, Korea Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, besides India.

 

 

 

 

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