The North Eastern region of India, along with her immediate neighbours, namely Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and the peripheral areas of East and South East Asia, collectively forms one of the most intricately woven yet diverse regions of the globe. Buddhism is one of the common threads that bind the whole region, which indeed is also its cradle and epicenter. As a composite too, the region is strategically placed.
The seminar, attended by representatives of various schools of Buddhism, monks, nuns, lay practitioners, scholars, diplomats, political leaders and officials, unanimously adopted the “Agartala Declaration”,
Governing Council Meeting of International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) held at Wat Maha That, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Thailand.