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Buddhist convention at Namsai on Sept 16

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Itanagar, Sept 13: Namsai, the Land of Golden Pagodas, is set to host a convention on preservation, promotion and propagation of Buddha Sasana on September 16 next at Kongmu Kham (Golden Pagoda) in Noy Chenam (Tengapani).
The convention is being jointly organised by the Arunachal Pradesh Bhikkhu Sangha and the general public of the district in order to promote and propagate the Theravada Buddhist teachings.
This would be the first such convention in Namsai district with many members of Bhikkhu Sangha, heads of villages, NGOs, youth organisations and people from different walks of life expected to participate and share their views, an official release said.
Chow Khanchiang Namchoom is the Chairman of the High-Power Committee with Ratnadeepa Mahathero as General Secretary and Chow Meokhun Mongmaw as Secretary of the Convention Organising Committee.
A charter of duties and responsibilities has been distributed and the programme chalked out to hold the convention successfully.
Striving for promotion and propagation of the Buddhist Sasana, preservation, fostering and development of Buddhist literature, arts and crafts, and developing human resources will be some of the key points for discussions during the convention.
Sasana, a Pali word meaning dispensation, is a term used by Buddhists and lay people to refer to their religion or non-religion. So, to say, Buddha Sasana is a time period that Dhamma (Pali Canon) existed and followed. It is now 5,000 years after the Buddha’s Parinirvana, the release added.