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Prof. Balu speaks at the Global Hindu-Buddhist Initiative 2015: Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness

The adherents of Buddhist and Hindu traditions account for more than one-fifth of the world’s population and are closely related to cultures like the Indian and the Japanese. The organisers of the conference believe that Asia can offer a new model and vision for a world order based on human cooperation, ethical behaviour, universal responsibility and prosperity of all groups. The audience consisted of selected invitees: high-level diplomats, politicians, academics, and experts from the military and intelligence sector. Prime Minister Modi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj were also present.
Prof. Dr. Balagangadhara was invited as a main speaker on day 1 (3 September 2015). He spoke about conflict avoidance from the perspective of the Indian traditions and related this to the question of happiness, needs and desire. The talk received overwhelming reactions (www.samvad.vifindia.org).