Dhaka, High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami visited Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery on Prabarana Purnima, one of the holiest days, and interacted with the Buddhist community in Dhaka. Doraiswami spoke on the eternal relevance of the message of righteous thought, action and non-violence, and its impact on both India and Bangladesh.
He also spoke on the inauguration of a new international Airport at Kushinagara by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. The High Commissioner highlighted the importance of preserving Bangladesh’s rich Buddhist heritage, which had an impact on language, culture and architecture of the country, as reflected in Paharpur and Maynamoti, both considered unique for their size and architecture. Speaking on High Commission of India’s special relationship with Bouddha Kristi Prachar Sangha, Doraiswami reiterated that cooperation will continue, as reflected in the building of Dharmarajika orphanage and donation of furniture and books for Dharmarajika High School Science Research Lab and Library.