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Sanghasena addresses Global Spirituality Mahotsav as special keynote speaker

Sanghasena addresses Global Spirituality Mahotsav as special keynote speaker


LEH: The Ministry of Culture organized the Global Spirituality Mahotsav-2024 in Kanha Shanti Vanam, Hyderabad, Telangana, from March 14-17, 2024. This initiative honours India’s longstanding role in providing spiritual and moral guidance worldwide.

With the theme “From Inner Peace to World Peace,” the Mahotsav emphasizes resolving internal conflicts to achieve lasting global harmony.

Reflecting India’s ethos of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” the event underscores our interconnectedness and the importance of inner peace in driving positive change. The venue, hosting the world’s largest meditation hall amidst lush greenery, can accommodate 40,000 participants.

Notably, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena, the founder president of MIMC, served as a special keynote speaker, enriching the event with his wisdom and insights.

The Global Spirituality Mahotsav 2024, organized by the Ministry of Culture, pays homage to India’s profound influence on global spiritual and moral guidance. Held from March 14-17 at Kanha Shanti Vanam, Hyderabad, Telangana, the Mahotsav’s theme, “From Inner Peace to World Peace,” underscores the vital link between internal harmony and global tranquillity.

Embracing India’s ethos of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the world is one family), the event advocates that true transformation begins with inner peace, serving as the bedrock for positive change on a global scale.

Set within the expansive grounds of the heartfelt Headquarters, which boasts the world’s largest meditation hall and premier facilities, the Mahotsav hosts spiritual leaders from diverse faiths.

Notable dignitaries, including the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, have graced the summit.

Renowned spiritual leader Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena, among the keynote speakers, emphasized the urgent need for solidarity and collective action towards peace amid global conflicts, particularly in regions like Russia and Ukraine, stating, “It is high time for the Gurus, spiritual leaders, religious leaders and all individuals and organisations who are dedicated and committed to world peace to come out and stand solidarity to offer pray, to walk and to work for peace in Russia and Ukraine.”

Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena, Founder President of MIMC, was a prominent member of the official delegation to Thailand, under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Their mission was to accompany the revered Holy Relics of Lord Buddha and his esteemed disciples, Arahant Sariputta and Arahant Mogallana, back to New Delhi, India.

The delegation received a warm welcome from His Excellency the Governor of Krabi, Somchai Harnpakdeepatima, and other dignitaries from the Indian High Commission, Thailand, including Indian Ambassador Nagesh Singh. Alongside Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena, the delegation comprised officials such as Adv. Tashi Gyalson, Chairman/CEC, LAHDC Leh, the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Mugdha Sinha; DG, National Museum, MoC, Dr. B.R. Mani; Secretary General, IBC, Shartse Khensur Ven. Jangchup Choeden; and representatives from the Ministry of Culture, International Buddhist Federation (IBC), and the National Museum, India. The delegation is expected to return with the relics on March 19th, 2024.

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