(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Ministry of External Affairs is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week
The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday inaugurated projects reflecting Buddhist linkages with ASEAN and East Asian countries.
This was part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and was attended by Minister of State for External Affairs RajKumar Ranjan Singh.
Books of Jataka Tales translated into Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese languages were unveiled at the event, a statement by the MEA said.
A comprehensive video of e-ITEC courses offered by MEA on Buddhist teachings was shown during the event, it mentioned.
The Minister of State for External Affairs inaugurated the interactive Coffee Table e-Book on Buddhist linkages with ASEAN and East Asian countries, the statement said.
A digital exhibition titled ‘Bodhicitta: Interweaving Buddhist Art Traditions from India Across Asia’ curated by National Museum was displayed, the MEA said.
The Ministry presented an Interactive Template for use by Missions for orientation visits by school/college students to Cultural centers/Missions for better understanding of India’s Buddhist linkages, it added.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
MEA is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week from February 21-27.
The celebrations will include a series of commemorative events and activities in New Delhi and other cities across the country.
The ministry’s Branch Secretariats, Indian Council for Cultural Relations and its regional offices, and regional passport offices are organising several events across the country to mark the Iconic Week.
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