International Buddhist conference in starts in Nepal

PTI, Sept 23, 2010

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Around 100 representatives of Buddhist organisations from South Asian countries, including India, will take part in an international conference on Buddhism here.

The eight-day "South Asia International Buddhists Youth Exchange-2010" started today with the main slogan "Buddhist Education, Environment and Entertainment".

The event is being organised the country at the initiative of executive committee of the Young Men''s Buddhist Association Nepal.

The programmes also offers an optional tour to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Beside India and Nepal, other participating countries are : Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia and New Zealand.