A three-day International Buddhist seminar concluded with a resolution to resolve and steer the global discourse on climate change, environment and conservation towards a responsible and sustainable model based on the Buddhist principles and values of interdependence and respect for nature.
The seminar also stressed that Buddhism and Buddhist heritage of the North Eastern region can be an effective means to promote better links between India and South East Asia, and provide necessary stimulus to India’s Act East policy. Organised by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), in collaboration with the Asian Confluence, Shillong and the Dhamma Dipa Foundation, the seminar was inaugurated by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
Some 200 members including ministers, parliamentarians, heads of spiritual organisations, scholars, writers, policy-makers, diplomats, entrepreneurs and members of the civil society participated in the seminar of whom 80 were from 12 countries including Bhutan, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Laos. Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal Ananda Prasad Pokharel was also present among others.