Int’l Gandhara Conference To Be Held In Islamabad From July 11

Int’l Gandhara Conference To Be Held In Islamabad From July 11
A three-day Gandhara symposium that will take place in Islamabad from July 11 to 13 will open with remarks from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.

Under the prime minister's vision of interfaith harmony, a symposium titled "Cultural Diplomacy: Reviving Gandhara Civilization and Buddhist Heritage in Pakistan" is being held. Its goal is to increase awareness throughout the world of the historical and cultural significance of the Gandhara civilization and Buddhist heritage in Pakistan.

In addition to keynote addresses from several foreign and local luminaries, the chairman of the Prime Minister's Taskforce on Gandhara Tourism, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, and Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Senator Talha Mehmood, will speak at the conference's many sessions.

Additionally, the delegates will meet with President Dr. Arif Alvi.

The conference is co-sponsored by the PM's Task Force on Gandhara Tourism, the National Heritage and Culture Division, the Archaeology Departments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), and the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.

The conference's goal is to promote and safeguard Pakistan's rich historical and cultural Buddhist legacy.

The conference seeks to advance mutual understanding, advance cultural exchange, and develop international relations by utilizing the force of cultural diplomacy.

In addition to field trips to Buddhist sacred places, the conference will include presentations and panel discussions. It will also serve as a forum for networking, cooperation, and the exchange of ideas and best practices.

The symposium would be attended by a number of Buddhist monks from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, and South Korea.

Various international panelists, including Prof. Ruth Young Professor of Archaeology, University of Leicester, UK, Prof. Xiang Debao Prof, School of International Journalism & Communication Studies, China, Prof. Dr. Hridaya Ratna Former Vice Chancellor, Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal, Prof. Yi Yun-Jung Member of Korea Cultural Foundation, Prof. Nsihantha Pushpa Kumara Dir Min. of Buddhasana Religious and Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka.