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Global Buddhist Summit 2023

2023 APR 25

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Why in news?

  • Recently, the Ministry of Culture in partnership with International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) has organized the 1st Global Buddhist Summit 2023

About Global Buddhist Summit 2023:

  • The 2023 Summit aims to enhance cultural and diplomatic relations with other countries
  • Buddhist monks from various countries took part in the two-day Summit.
  • Eminent scholars, Sangha leaders and Dharma practitioners from all over the world attended the conference.
  • There are 173 international participants comprising 84 Sangha member and 151 Indian delegates comprising 46 Sangha members, 40 nuns and 65 laity from outside Delhi.
  • Theme: ‘Responses to Contemporary Challenges: Philosophy to Praxis’.


  • The summit aims to discuss today’s pressing global issues and look for answers in the Buddha Dhamma that is based on universal values.
  • The aim is to set up a forum for the lay Buddhist scholars and Dharma Masters.
  • It seeks to delve into Buddha’s message for Peace, Compassion and Harmony with the objective of working towards Universal Peace and Harmony, in accordance with the core values of Dharma and produce a document for further academic research, to study its viability for use as a tool for the conduct of international relations on the global stage.

What is International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)?

  • IBC is the biggest religious Buddhist confederation, formed in 2012. It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • The purpose of this body is to create a role for Buddhism on the global stage so as to help to preserve heritage, share knowledge, and promote values and to represent a united front for Buddhism to enjoy meaningful participation in the global discourse.


Consider the following statements:

1. International Buddhist Confederation is headquartered in Lumbini

2. Global Buddhist Summit is organized by International Buddhist Confederation and the Government of Nepal

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2