International Buddhist conference starts in Nepal

The programmes also offer an optional tour to the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 16:39 PM IST

Kathmandu: 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 offer 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.

PTI