International Buddhist Conference: Vinay Shahasrabuddhe, President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, has announced today that every year on behalf of the Council, one such Buddhist scholar of the world will be given a prize of USD 20 thousand, who has made any special contribution to Buddhist literature. Be.
Special contribution to Buddhist literature means
Most of the Buddhist literature exists in Pali, Prakrit and Apabhramsa languages. Buddhist scholars often have to be scholars of these languages for study. There are many dimensions to discover the books present in these languages, to explain them, to write commentaries on them, to research, etc.
Buddhist scholars have been doing research with money from their own pockets
There are hundreds of Buddhist scholars around the world, including Rahul Sankrityayan, DD Kaushambi, Tik Nyat Hanh, who have put the priceless Buddhist material in front of the world without any government or non-government help. Whereas in this field at least a decade of time, travel to countries related to Buddhism, effort and resources are spent.
First International Buddhist Conference
ICCR will hold the first International Buddhist Conference on 19-20 November. This is being done under the Nav Nalanda Maha Abhiyan. In this there will be a discussion on the topic ‘Buddhism in us in Wangmay’. Before this conference, conferences will be held in many places including Japan, Cambodia, Korea, Dharamsala and Sarnath. This conference will be held every year.
First Buddhist scholar award to be given on 19-20 November
This award is an international award announced for international Buddhist scholars. This award will be given every year. An amount of 20 thousand US dollars will also be given in this. In Indian currency, this will be a prize of about Rs 15 lakh. Along with this, a gold plated medal and a certificate of honor will also be given.
International online conference to be held on 75th anniversary of independence
Next year, is the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, for which the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ program is being celebrated across the country and will continue to be celebrated through different programs till August 15 next year. Under this, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is organizing an international webinar on the occasion of International Day of Democracy on 15th September named “Independent India @ 75: Democratic Tradition”. In this, Indian democratic traditions will be discussed. It will include a former diplomat from Mongolia, a sitting MP from Australia, a former prime minister of Canada, S Gurumurthy, Swapan Das Gupta, etc.