International Buddhist Travel Mart Begins Today in Bodh Gaya | Patna News


GAYA: A three-day conference on “2,566 Years of Buddhism: Its Relevance Today” and the International Buddhist Travel Market will begin in Bodh Gaya on Friday. The Association of Buddhist Tour Operators (ABTO) will organize the event in association with the Union Ministry of Tourism and Delhi Minister of Welfare Rajendra Pal Gautam will open the conference.
ABTO’s founding secretary general, Kaulesh Kumar, told this reporter on Thursday: “During the conference with the theme of the three B’s (Buddha, Bodh Gaya and Borobudur), discussions will take place on revitalizing the sites of the Buddhist heritage and the promotion of the tourism and hospitality sectors. who have been hit hard due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ”
Kaulesh added, “Due to restrictions on the operation of international flights, many delegates from foreign countries will not attend the conference. They are likely to join its sessions by videoconference.
Deputy Director of the United Nations Federal Council of Peacekeepers Lye Ket Yong will receive the ‘Lord Buddha Asia Pacific Peace and Tourism Mitra Award’ while SD Darmano of Indonesia will receive the ‘Lord Buddha International Peace and Tourism Mitra Award ‘during the conference.
After the official opening of the event at a hotel in Bodh Gaya, various conference sessions will begin in Maya Sarovar. A peace march will be organized on Saturday in the grounds of the Mahabodhi temple complex.


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