Kathmandu, Jan 4 (RSS): The International Buddha Dhamma Conference (Dorje Shugden) has started from Thursday.
Organised by the Nepal Rastriya Dorje Shugden Samaj, the three-day conference is focused on promoting Buddhist literature, preaching and philosophy, and ways to bring together the followers of Buddhist religion in the world, said the organisers. A total of 80 representatives from various 20 countries including Nepal, India, Mongolia and Italy are participating in the conference.
Speaking on the occasion, Defence Minister Bhimsen Das Pradhan acknowledged the Buddhist philosophy as spreading a message of peace, non-violence, fraternity and harmony, while saying the Nepal’s constitution has granted freedom of religion.
Likewise, former minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha lamented the failure on the part of the government and Nepali people alike to spread the Buddhist literature and philosophy to its maximum limit.
The Samaj’s Chairperson Basundhara Shrestha expressed hope that the conference could help maintain and spread a message of peace and unity around the world.