International conference on “Shared Buddhist Heritage”

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An international conference on "Shared Buddhist Heritage" will be held on March 14-15 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • The conference will focus on India's civilizational connection with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) nations 2023.

  • It is the first of its kind event under India's leadership of SCO (for a period of one year - from September 17, 2022 to September 2023).

  • It will bring Central Asian, East Asian, South Asian and Arab countries on a common platform to discuss the "Common Buddhist Heritage".

Conference organiser

  • The two-day event is being organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of External Affairs and the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC-as a grantee body of the Ministry of Culture).

  • Many Indian scholars of Buddhism will also participate in this program.

Aim of the Conference

  • To re-establish the trans-cultural link between Buddhist art, art styles, archaeological sites and antiquity of Central Asia in the collections of various museums in SCO countries.

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