Programme Schedule: International Seminar on India’s North Eastern Region and Buddhist Heritage – Bridge between South Asia and South East Asia

Programme Schedule: International Seminar on India’s North Eastern Region and Buddhist Heritage – Bridge between South Asia and South East Asia
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Programme Schedule

International Seminar on India’s North Eastern Region and Buddhist Heritage – Bridge between South Asia and South East Asia organized by the International Buddhist Confederation in collaboration with the Asian Confluence, Shillong (Local partner: DhammaDipa Foundation, Sabroom, Tripura)

 Agartala, Tripura

18, 19 and 20 December 2015

 

Programme Schedule

 DAY 1 (18 December 2015)

Inaugural ceremony
09:30 am – 09:35 am:            Lighting of lamp and prayer
09:35 am – 09:45 am:            Songs by children of DhammaDipa School, Sabroom, Tripura
09:45 am – 09:55 am:            Welcome address by Secretary General of IBC, Ven. Lama Lobzang
09:55 am – 10:10 am:             Theme presentation by Shri Sabyasachi Dutta (Director, Asian Confluence)
10:10 am – 10:20 am:             Address by Most Ven. KhySovanratna, Vice Rector of Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist                                                            University
10.20am – 10:30am:               Address by Datuk Seri Dr. Ananda Kumaraseri
10:30 am                                    Arrival of Chief Guest, Honourable Chief Minister of Tripura Shri Manik Sarkar
10:35 am – 10:45 am:             Welcome and Felicitation of Chief Guest,Honourable Chief Minister of Tripura Shri                                                              Manik Sarkar by offering of ceremonialkhadag and memento by Ven. Lama Lobzang,                                                          Secretary General of IBC
10:45 am –                                 Felicitation ofHonoured guests by Honourable Chief Minister -Shri Ananda Prasad                                                              Pokharel (Honourable Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal), Shri                                                              Sumith Nakandala (Secretary General of BIMSTEC),Ven. AthuraliyaRathana Thera                                                             (Honb’le MP ofSri Lanka), Deputy High Commissioner (Sri Lanka), Deputy Chief of                                                              Mission (Laos), Deputy Chief of Mission (Vietnam), Political Consular (Vietnam)

10:45 am – 10:55                     Address by Ven. AthuraliyaRathana Thera (Sri Lanka)
10:55 am – 11:10                      Address by Shri Ananda Prasad Pokharel (Honourable Minister of Culture Tourism and                                                     Civil Aviation, Nepal)
11:10 am                                     Address by Chief Guest,Honourable Chief Minister of Tripura Shri Manik Sarkar Vote                                                         of thanks (Ven. Dr. Dhammapiya, Secretary General, North East India Buddhist  Sangha                                                     Council and Founder, DhammaDipa Foundation, Tripura) Announcements about the                                                         day’s programme

Tea                                                      }     (11:15 am – 11:45 am)

Lunch for Theravada Sangha           }

Session 1 (11.45 am – 01.15 pm):Growth and Sustainable Development: Relevance of Buddha’s teachings and philosophy

 Speakers:

  1. AthuraliyaRathana Thera (Sri Lanka) –  Chair
  2. Shri Seshadri Chari (New Delhi, India) –   Co-chair
  3. Most Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (Dharamsala, India)
  4. Datuk Seri Dr. Ananda Kumaraseri (Malaysia)
  5. Khen Rinpoche JangchupChoeden (Karnataka, India)
  6. Philip K. Widjaja (Indonesia)
  7. Chi Hin Ng (Hong Kong)

Lunch (01:15 pm – 02:00 pm)

 Session 1 (02.00 – 03.45 pm):    Buddhist heritage and traditions: a shared history

 Speakers:

  1. Prof. Dr. Naresh Man Bajracharya (Nepal) – Chair
  2. Raymond Lam (Hong Kong)
  3. KhySovanratana (Cambodia)
  4. ShriThaiu Mag (Guwahati, Assam, India)
  5. LalitShyam (Dibrugarh, Assam, India)

 Tea (03:45 pm – 04:15 pm)

Session 3 (04:15 pm – 05:45 pm): Cultural tourism and pilgrimage: scope and challenges

 Speakers:

  1. Shri Ananda Prasad Pokharel (Honourable Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal)– Chair
  2. P. Bezbaruah(Assam, India) – Co-chair
  3. Khen Rinpoche JangchupChoeden (India)
  4. PalithaGurusinghe (Sri Lanka)
  5. Raj Basu (Siliguri, West Bengal, India) 

 

Cultural programme  (06:30 pm – 07:30 pm)

 

 

Dinner (07:30 pm onwards)

 

DAY  2 (19 December 2015)


Group photograph session (08:30 am – 09:00 am)

 

Session 4 (09:00 am – 11:00 am): Forging a sub-regional space of prosperity: highlighting geographical contiguity

 Speakers:

  1. Dasho Karma Ura (Bhutan) – Chair
  2. E. Mr. SumithNakandala (Secretary General, BIMSTEC) – Co-chair
  3. Shri Seshadri Chari (New Delhi, India)
  4. B.B. Dutta (Shillong, India)
  5. Shri P.P. Shrivastav (New Delhi, India)

 

 Tea                     (11:45 am – 01:00 pm)       Lunch for Theravada Sangha          

Departure of selected guests for Raj Bhavan, residence of the Governor of Tripura (01:15 pm)

 

Lunch for selected guests hosted by His Excellency Shri Tathagat Roy, Governor of Tripuraat Raj Bhavan, Agartala(01:30 pm – 02:30 pm)

 List of selected guests:

  1. Shri Ananda Prasad Pokharel, Honourable Minister of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal
  2. Lama Lobzang, Secretary General of IBC, India
  3. Shri SumithNakandala, Secretary General of BIMSTEC, Sri Lanka
  4. DashoUra Karma Ngawang, Director of the Centre for Buddhist Studies and GNH Research,Bhutan
  5. Tran QuangTuyen, Deputy Chief of Mission, Vietnam Embassy
  6. M R K Lenagala, Deputy High Commissioner, Sri Lankan Embassy
  7. BounmyVanmany, Deputy Chief of Mission, Laos Embassy
  8. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Political Consular, Vietnam Embassy
  9. Seshadri Chari, Advisor to the working group of IBC

Valedictory (02:45 pm onwards):

 02:45 pm – 02:50 pm:             Felicitation of Chief Guest (His Excellency Shri Tathagat Roy,   Governor of Tripura)

02:50 pm – 03:05 pm:             Opening remarks by Dr. B.B. Dutta, former Member of Parliament and Founder-                                                                 Chairperson, Asian Confluence)
03:05 pm – 03:15 pm:             Reading out of the Agartala Declaration by Shri Seshadri Chari (Advisor, Working                                                                 Group of IBC)
03:15 pm – 03:30 pm:             Address by Dasho Karma Ura, President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies and Gross                                                             National Happiness Research
03:30 pm – 03:45 pm:            Address by Shri Ananda Prasad Pokharel, Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Tourism and                                                            Civil Aviation, Nepal

Address by Chief Guest (His Excellency Shri Tathagat Roy, Governor of Tripura)

Vote of thanks (Dr. Harsha Kumara Navaratne, Deputy Secretary General, IBC)

 

Dinner (07:30 pm onwards)

 


DAY 3 (20 December 2015)

 

07:30 am                          Departure from Agartala for DhammaDipa School, Sabroom andPilak Buddhist heritage site

04:30 pm                         Return to Agartala

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