After 2000 years Kashmir hosts International Buddhist Conference
It was earlier during the rein of Kanashika and now after a gape of 2000 years; the
This is the 9th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Buddhist Studies organized by the Department of Sanskrit of Kashmir University (KU) which started today in collaboration with the Indian Society of Buddhist Studies (ISBS), New Delhi.
The inaugural ceremony of the three day conference was performed at the convocation complex of
Speaking on the occasion Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University, Prof Punjabi expressed his pleasure to host the international conference. He mentioned that the
It is worthwhile to mention here that
Prof Punjabi made a special mention of University TARANA which he said showcases the
Chief Guest on the occasion, Peerzada Muhammad Syeed, Minister for
While delivering the key note address, the Prof. Deepak Kumar Barua, President ISBS deliberated upon the fact that Kashmir University was playing hosts to the conference and that this land, with its atmosphere of religious concord and tolerance, has historically been significant in its contribution to Buddhist studies per se. "the very name Kashmir inspires academicians, scholars, and students as Kashmir has become a celebrated centre of Buddhism attracting many scholars and saints to this serene land from ages" he said.
Chairman of Public Services Commision, Mr. S.L Bhat said, "Buddhism has had an immense impact on Kashmir in more than one way, from Art to architecture; the tradition of
Vice Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Radha B Tripathi was the special guest at the inaugural function. While speaking on the occasion, he said, "the composite culture of
The registrar of the University, Prof. S. Fayyaz, while speaking on the occasion stressed the need to go back to the past to seek guidance and wisdom in matters related to on spiritual nourishment. He also assured the house that the university was working tirelessly towards the progress of horizons of knowledge in such important areas. "Department of Sanskrit,
In her welcome address, the Head of Department Sanskrit, Prof. Satyabama Razdan welcomed the guests and thanked the ISBS for collaborating with the University to hold the historic conference in the
The tri-lingual Annual Research Journal "Padma Parag" was released on the occasion by the Chief Guest. Prof. Punjabi released the book ‘