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  • 21 December, 2020

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India-Japan Samvad conference 2020: PM Narendra Modi proposes library of traditional Buddhist literature

India-Japan Samvad conference 2020: PM Narendra Modi proposes a library of traditional Buddhist literature

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 6th India-Japan Samvad conference on December 21, 2020, through video conferencing. PM Modi began by thanking the Japanese government for its constant support of the India-Japan Samvad.

He stated that the forum has done great work to ensure promote the ideas and ideals of Lord Buddha, especially among the youth. He said that historically, the light of the Buddha's message spread out from India to many parts of the world.

The Prime Minister proposed the creation of a library of all Buddhist literature and scriptures.

6th India-Japan Samwad Conference

The first India-Japan Samwad Conference was held in 2015 at Bodh Gaya, India. The conference witnessed participation from leading religious leaders, scholars, academicians and political personalities, who exchanged views on conflict avoidance and environmental consciousness.

Key Objectives of the 6th India-Japan Samwad:

1. To encourage dialogue and debate

2. To highlight shared values between India-Japan

3. To carry forward our ancient tradition of spiritual and scholarly exchanges.

Source: PIB

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