Dhramshala / Himachal Khabron se Khabar
Centre for Bharatiya Panth, Matt, Sampraday and Semitic Religions, Central University of Himachal Pradesh in association with International Buddhist Confederation, New Delhi,organised one day international webinar on the theme ‘Rise and Fall of Buddhism in Central Asia’ on 7th July,2020. The webinar was held under the patronage of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Prof. K.C. Agnihotri who laudedCentre’s endeavors in conducting the international webinar on the theme of historical and cultural relevance. The distinguished speakers of the seminar included Dr. Dhammapiya, Secretary General, International Buddhist Confederation, New Delhi; Shri Ashish Bhave, Secretary, Centre for North East Studies, New Delhi; Padma Shri Prof. K.N. Pandita, Former Director, Centre of Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir; Prof. K.C. Agnihotri, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh; Prof. ShashiBala, Dean, Centre of Indology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Prof. Vijay Kumar Singh, Department of Chinese & Tibetan Languages, Panjab University, Chandigarh, from India, while the panel of international speakers included Junsei Terasawa, Eminent Buddhist Monk, Japan; Prof. Victor Wee, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Taylor’s University, Malaysia; Prof. Gavkhar Vakhidova, Uzbekistan; and Prof. Tilak Kariyawasam, International Buddhist College, Thailand. The distinguished speakers spoke at length about the historical journey of Buddhism to Central Asia and its effects on different aspects of human life, society and nations in Central Asia. Prof. Arun Kumar, Chair Professor, Centre for Deen Dayal Upadhyay Studies delivered the valedictory address. The international webinar was convened by Dr. K. Chanderdeep Singh, Director, Centre for Bharatiya Panth, Matt, Sampraday and Semitic Religions and co-convened by Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Dr. Thuktan Negi and Dr. Raghvendra Singh of the Department of History, Culture and Archaeology, Central University of Himachal Pradesh.