Agartala: Chief monk of World Buddhist Pope Association of Korea, Shakya Gasan will lay the foundation stone of the International Buddhist University on November 29 in South Tripura’s Manu Bankul.
On September 26, the Tripura Legialative Assembly had passed a bill for establishment of a Buddhist University at Manu Bankul.
The Dhamma Dipa International Buddhist University (DDIBU) will be the first Buddhist University in India to be headed by Buddhist Monastics and run and monitored by Buddhists.
“This university will set an example in the history for the promotion and revitalization of Buddhist culture,” Dhammapiya, the founder chairman of Bahujan Hitaya Education Trust (BHET), said.
Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein, and senior Buddhist monk from Thailand Pornchai Pinyapoong will be present at the foundation stone laying programme of the International Buddhist University.
The Dalai Lama will send his message for the foundation stone laying ceremony of the international Buddhist university.
The DDIBU will offer a better understanding of the contemporary world and will also prepare students and youth with knowledge and skills so that they can lead a healthy, peaceful and satisfying life.
Students from 31 countries will study as well as research Buddhist literature, culture and tradition in the proposed varsity.
Besides, there is also a plan to establish medical, technical and general degree colleges on the campus.