Sutra Exhibition Held in New Delhi, India
April 16-23, 2008, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) together
with Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) and
the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the
Russian Academy of Science, cohosted the exhibition “The Lotus Sutra–A
Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence.” This was held at the
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi.
Several leading figures participated in the opening ceremony,
including, Delhi’s Social Welfare and Health Minister Dr. Yoganand
Shastri, eminent Lotus Sutra scholar and Director of the International
Academy of Indian Culture Dr. Lokesh Chandra and IGNCA member Secretary
Dr. K.K. Chakravbarty.
Following greetings from delegates, Dr. Lokesh Chandra offered his
keynote speech. Introducing the Lotus Sutra, which seeks to provide
answers to the fundamental sufferings of illness, aging, death and
human existence, he said that the sutra has played a central role in
India’s freedom movement.
Approximately 6,600 visitors attended the exhibition and some
newspaper companies and a national broadcasting station in India
reported the exhibition and a seminar conducted at the same time. The
report resonated with many audiences in India.
The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP),
Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) and
St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the
Russian Academy of Science
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi
April 16-23, 2008