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International Buddhist Conference 2014 held in Nepal

Nov 18, 2014 16:13 IST

The International Buddhist Conference 2014 was held from 15 November to 18 November 2014 in Lumbini, Nepal. It was held with an objective of preserving Buddhist culture and heritage.

The conference was held with a joint initiative of Nepal Theravada Buddhist Academy and Myanmar Sitagu International Buddhist Academy.

The conference was attended by some 400 Buddhist experts and intellectuals and issued a 23 point declaration.  

The declaration states to enhance promotion of archaeologically and spiritually significant Buddhist heritages of world, promote Buddhist education and to co-work for sustainable development of Lumbini and adjoining areas.

The conference called on the international community for a joint effort to spread the publicity of Buddhist education around the globe by promoting and protecting Lumbini.

Besides, the rising level of pollution in Lumbini and the surrounding environment affecting the archeologically important sites has been highlighted and called for seeking a solution for pollution.

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