Pune University: International Conference To Explore Maharashtra’s Buddhist Heritage on India’s Diamond Jubilee

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Pune, 16th January 2024: On the auspicious occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of India’s Independence, an International Conference on the Buddhist Heritage of Maharashtra is set to unfold.

Jointly organized by the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Maharashtra, and the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), the conference is scheduled to take place at the Namdev Hall of Savitribai Phule Pune University from 10 am to 6 pm on January 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2024.

The primary objective of this conference is to delve into the Buddhist Heritage of Maharashtra and understand the pivotal role it played in disseminating Buddhist thoughts among the people. Furthermore, the conference will serve as a platform to discuss policies and initiatives for the conservation and preservation of Maharashtra’s Buddhist Heritage, fostering sustainable tourism growth.

Around 6 international and 19 national scholars of eminence are slated to present their research papers during this enlightening conference.

This gathering of scholarly minds aims to contribute significantly to unraveling the rich tapestry of Maharashtra’s Buddhist history, showcasing its influence on the propagation of Buddhist philosophies. The discussions will extend beyond understanding the past, focusing on contemporary measures to ensure the safeguarding of this cultural legacy and promoting responsible tourism practices.

Save the dates – January 18th to 20th, 2024 – as the Namdev Hall becomes the focal point for the International Conference on Maharashtra’s Buddhist Heritage.