3-day int'l conference begins at Leh
GK NEWS NETWORK
Leh, June 28: Religion is a code of conduct for the human beings to lead a peaceful life and therefore, every individuals should know the fundamental principles of religion to live and let live others in peace and harmony.
This was stated by the Minister for Tourism, Nawing Rigzin Jora after inaugurating a 3-day International conference on Buddhist-Muslim Dailogue at Leh on Monday which is organized by the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Leh in collaboration with Global Family for Love & Peace and Museum of World Religions, Taiwan.
He said that basic core values of all the religions are same and emphasis given on truthfulness, universal brotherhood and compassion and therefore religion must be kept strictly as a private matter.
Jora hoped that the outcome of the conference would contribute to strengthen the Buddhist-Muslim relationship in particular and world peace in general.
Minister of state for tourism, Nasir Aslam Wani in his address termed this conference a great initiative to ensure peace among the co-existing religions and adding that such dialogue were much needed in other parts of the world where the harmony is disturbed.
Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpochey who briefly attended the inaugural function of the conference said that Ladakh has a history of congenial relationship between the Buddhists and the Muslims.
The Dharma Master, Hsin Tao, founder, Museum of World Religion and President, Global Family for Love & Peace, Taiwan, the Member Parliament Ladakh, Hassan Khan, Prof Ruben Habito from US, Prof Michael Von Brueck from Germany, Maulana Umair Ahmed Ilyasi (president All India Organization of Imams of Mosques, New Delhi), Ven Tokdan Rinpochey (President Ladakh Gonpa Association), President, LBA Lobzang Rinchen, President Moin ul Islam Leh Nazir Khan, Dr Siddiq Wahid, vice-chancellor, Islamic University and representative from Immamia, Leh Syed Naqisha spoke on the inaugural function.
All the speakers appreciated the initiatives of Ven Sanghasena for holding dialogue in Ladakh.
Earlier, President, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, Leh Ven Sanghasena highlighted the main objectives of the conference and said that dialogue was a part of an on-going series of worldwide discussions and joint meetings aimed at bringing together influential representatives of these two great religious traditions.
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