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India hosting Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage in New Delhi

India hosting Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage in New Delhi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Dec 2017, 12:10 am

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IBNS): India is hosting "Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage" from 8 - 10 December 2017 at the India Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi as part of celebrations of 20th Anniversary of BIMSTEC.

The Festival would be inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma on Dec 8.

Dignitaries from all BIMSTEC Member States are expected to attend the event.

The Festival would have diverse components including an exhibition ofinternational and Indian Buddhist art and architecture, discourses by eminent scholars and practitioners of Buddhism, guided meditation and chanting by Buddhist monks and choir, screening of film on Buddhism, dance and music performances. quiz show based on Buddhism and BIMSTEC and a food trail, read a government statement.

Organizing of the Festival is in keeping with the call of BIMSTEC Leaders to work collectively towards making BIMSTEC stronger, more effective, and result oriented at the BIMSTEC Leaders’ Retreat hosted by India in Goa in October 2016.

Bodhi Parva is an opportunity to re-emphasize and celebrate the strong Buddhist cultural heritage shared by all Member States.

Bodhi Parva is an opportunity to re-emphasize and celebrate the strong Buddhist cultural heritage shared by all Member States.

 

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India hosting Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage in New Delhi

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