Buddhist scholars praise India for preserving Buddhist culture and holy sites

Buddhist scholars gathered in Greater Noida, near the Indian capital of Delhi, to celebrate Abhidhamma Day – an auspicious day in the Buddhist calendar when Gautama Buddha descended from heaven after teaching the Abhidhamma to his mother.

India has been promoting and preserving Buddhist heritage across the country in partnership with Buddhist practicing countries like Japan, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Nepal and others.

Speaking on the occasion, Ven Ananda, a Burmese student studying at Gautam Buddha University (GBU), thanked India for the preservation of Buddhist holy sites.

In a video, he said, “The promotion and preservation of Buddhist holy sites is very important and many initiatives have been taken by the Indian government under the able leadership of Narendra Modi. I am convinced that the preservation of the holy places of Buddhism will bring harmony to the whole world”.

Monks from India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Ambassadors from various countries will participate in the Abhidhamma Divas celebrations at the GBU.