MEA stresses India’s Buddhist ties with ASEAN and East Asian countries

As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, “Jataka” Buddhist storybooks translated into Thai, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese were unveiled

As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, “Jataka” Buddhist storybooks translated into Thai, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese were unveiled

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) celebrated the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on Wednesday by inaugurating projects reflecting Buddhist ties with ASEAN and East Asian countries.

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is a government initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of Indian independence.

As part of the celebration, “Jataka” Buddhist storybooks translated into Thai, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese were unveiled, the MEA said.

A full video of e-ITEC courses offered by MEA on Buddhist teachings was shown at the event.

India’s Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program is a prestigious program run by the MEA.

Minister of State for External Affairs, RajKumar Ranjan Singh, launched an interactive e-book on Buddhist links with ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and East Asian countries .

The digital exhibition titled “Bodhicitta: Intertwining Buddhist Art Traditions of India Across Asia” organized by the National Museum has been on display, the MEA said in a statement.

“The ministry has introduced an interactive model for use by missions for orientation visits of school/university students to cultural centers/missions for better understanding of India’s Buddhist ties,” he said. declared.

A series of commemorative events and activities will be organized by the MEA across the country as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Week” from February 21-27.

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