WORLD BUDDHIST CONFERENCE

Organized at Nagpur, Maharashtra (India) on 3rd & 4th June 2006

Under the Chairmanship of : Dr. Milind Jiwane
INAUGURAL FUNCTION 3rd JUNE, 2006.
Two day World Buddhist Conference was organized by Civil Rights Protection Cell at Nagpur on 3rd and 4th June, 2006 at Guru Nanak Bhavan, Hall, Nagpur. The Conference was inaugurated at the hands of Bhadant Gnyaneshwar Mahathero (Myanmar). All India Buddha Bhikku Sangha President Bhadant Sadanand Mahathero, India was present as a Chief Guest of this Conference. Dr. Milind Jiwane was on the dias as a Chairperson of the World Buddhist Conference 2006. In addition to this Mr. Tshining Dorje from Tibet, Bhadant Chadrerbodhi from England, Ex-Central Minister, Mr. Bhajman Behara from Orissa, Ex-Member of Parliament, Mr. Anchal Das from Orissa, Mr. Vidhyadhar Dehuri from Orissa, Dr. Mahipal Singh from Delhi, Mr. Chandrapal Sailani (Ex. MP) from Uttar Pradesh, Dr. C.D. Naik from Madhya Pradesh, Dr. V.M. Mourya from Tamil Nadu, Mr. S. Kothundan from Tamil Nadu, Mr. Kuldeepchandra Agnihotri from Delhi, Mr. Jaibhagawan Jatav from New Delhi, Mr. Ramdhan from New Delhi, Mr. Vijay Mankar from Maharashtra, Mr. Tarachandra Khandekar from Maharashtra, Mr.Nanak Ramteke from Nagpur, Buddhist Scholars were present on this occasion. In an inaugural speech Bhadant Gnyaneshwar Mahathero said that man is always affected by his own problems and hence miseries are always with him, to remove these miseries, one should follow the path of Lord Bhagwan Gautam Buddha and for that it is essential to organize World Buddhist Conferences everywhere. He further advised that the Buddhist Countries should make coordination among them for the welfare of the whole human being and I am happy that the Civil Rights Protection Cell is taking initiative in this direction. The President of the All India Buddha Bhikku Sangha, Bhadant Sadanand Mahathero expressed his view on this occasion, said that man should observe his moral values while doing work in the field of social, religious, political, economical, educational etc. Corruption, terrorism, murder these inhuman activities are increasing in the world due to lack of moral values of human being. Implementation of Buddha’s doctrine is the only way to control on the inhuman activities. Dr. Milind Jiwane, Chief Coordinator of Civil Rights Protection Cell was on the dias as a Chairman of this two day World Buddhist Conference. In this presidential address, he was of the opinion that terrorism in the world is spreading like a wildfire and Buddhist philosophy could only play a role of cold water to extinguish this wildfire. He further said that Buddhist Countries must play major role to cure world terrorism by establishing World Buddhist Countries Development Council which would be helpful to maintain coordination and cooperation among the Buddhist Countries. The Civil Rights Protection Cell has placed before the Buddhist intellectuals

an action plan on the occasion of this conference so that the intellectuals should think over this issue to give shape for the implementation of this action plan. ..2.. ..2.. Mr. D.B. Wankar General Secretary of Akashvani and Doordarshan Backward Classes Employees association and Office Bearer of Civil Rights Protection Cell expressed his opinion in an introductory speech that the equality, liberty and fraternity told by Lord Buddha are the directive principles for all human being consequently, one should not choose the violence way for solving the disputes, one should choose the nonviolence and negotiation way and to avoid struggle between man to man. He expressed gratitude towards the Buddhist Countries particularly Japan to those who are trying to preserve the Buddhist culture of India. The Buddhist Intellectuals present in this conference would try to concentrate their views in this direction was his expectations. At the beginning of the conference, Bhadant Gnyaneshwar Mahathero performed the Puja by offering flower to Lord Buddha and garlanding to the photo of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Dr. Milind Jiwane welcomed the Chief Guest Bhadant Gnyaneshwar Mahathero and Bhadant Sadanand Mahathero by offering them Bueques. Lateron Bhadant Sadanand Mahathereo gave us Buddha Vandana. Ku. Takshashila and her team presented welcome song and Dhamma Pad on this occasion. After the vote of thanks made by Mr. Sanjay Jiwane the inaugural session ended.

First Session : (on 3rd June 2006)
Discussion on National Buddhist Problems and its Solution :
Under the Chairmanship of Eminant Buddhist scholar and Thinker of Dr. Ambedkar philosophy Mr. Tarachandra Khandekar, discussion was held on National Buddhist problems and its solution. Mr. Sanjay Jiwane, eminent Ambedkarite Thinker and Drama Artist was co-chairperson on this occasion. During this first session, the following Buddhist Intellectuals submitted their papers on different topics and read the same on this occasion. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Ex-Union Minister Mr. Bhajman Behara – How to propogate Buddhism in Orissa. Ex-Member of Parliament of Orissa Mr. Anchal Das – Buddhist problems in Orissa. Mr. Vidhyadhar Dehuri of Orissa – Buddhist problems in Orissa. Mr. Habir Angar E of Maharashtra – Problems of Buddhist Minorities in India. Mr. Bhaskar Mesharam, of Maharashtra – Concept of Buddhist In India. Prof. Jogendra Gavai of Maharashtra – Review of Indian Constitution. Mr. Tarachandra Khandekar – National Buddhist problems and its Solution. At the end of this session, Mr. Sanjay Jiwane Proposed a Vote of thanks.

Second Session : (on 3rd June 2006)
International Buddhist Problems and its solution (Part I)
Dr. C.D. Naik, Professor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social Science, Mhow (Madhya Pradesh) was presided over the second session in which the following Buddhist Schollers were participated and submitted their papers and read he same on this occasion. Mr. Ashok Mendhe was Co-Chairperson. 1. Mr. Chandrapal Shailani, Uttar pradesh – Problems of International Buddhist and its solution.

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Mr. Kuldeep Agnihotri- New Delhi – Problems of Tibetians and their culture. Dr. Milind Jiwane- Problems of Chakama Buddhist in Bangladesh ..3.. ..3.. Adv. Sandesh Bhalekar - Nagpur – Buddhism for establishing World order of rightenousness on Earth. Mr. Ashok Mendhe-Nagpur – Problems of Tibet. Dr. C.D. Naik- Madhya Pradesh – Spreading Buddhism to an International Level and establishing the relations of converted Buddhist with Traditional Buddhist. Mr. Jaibhagwan Jatav- New Delhi – International and National problems of Buddhists.

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At the end of this session, Mr. Shankarrao Dhengre- Nagpur District, Chief of Bharatiya Buddha Mahasankha proposed the vote of thanks. Announcement of the whole day programme was made by Ku. Bhavana Wanjari. Cultural programme was conducted by the girls students of jaibai Chaudhary Mahila Vidyalaya and performed a beautiful coral dance on Dhamma pad and after this, the first day session was over.

WBC : Second Day Session (on 4th June 2006)
Second day the last day of World Buddhist Conference began on Sunday the 4th June, 2006 at Guru nanak Bhavan, Nagpur in the presence of Bhadant Gnyaneshwar Mahathero, Myanmar. Bhadant Tejsingh gave us Buddha Vandana on this occasion. Number of Delegates from abroad and India were present to participate for the discussion on present National and International problems of the Buddhist communities of the world. Bhadant Chandrerbodhi who come from England donated Rs. 5000/- to the Civil Right Protection Cell for doing outstanding work of organizing this World Buddhist Conference. Mr. D.B. Wankar welcomed the Bhadant Chandrerbodhi to offer him a Bouque and Momento. Bhadant Chandrabodhi is going to establish a Training Center for Buddha Bhikku and Buddhist University in an hundred acres of land donated by the Dhamma Bandhu to Bhadant Chandrabodhi.

Third Session : (on 4th June 2006)
International Buddhist Problems and its solution (Part II)
During this day, discussion on “International problems and its solution (Part II) began under the Chairmanship of Dr. C.D. Naik, Professor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social science, Mahow (Madhya pradesh) and Mr. D.B. Wankar, President Independent Labour Union was present as Co-chairperson on this occasion. Dr. Mahipal Singh, NewDelhi read out his paper on the subject “Rule of Law in the context of Buddhist Vinay” Shri D.B. Wankar delivered his speech on “Relationships among Buddhist Countries” Mr. Arvind Kamble, President of Akshvani and Doordarshan Backward Classes Employee Association presented his paper on “Problems of Viatnam” and Mr. Bhagwan Jatav, New Delhi expressed his views on economic problems in this first session of discussion. Dr. C.D. Naik delivered his presidential speech. In his speech he advised that CRPC should take revolutionary steps to set up organizations of expert Buddhist propgators to enable us to face or to challenge the current new world. Also he advocated to establish International Buddhist University on world level. At the end of this session, Mrs. Vandana Jiwane proposed a vote of thanks and the programme conducted by Ku. Bhawana Wanjari.

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Session IV : (on 4th June 2006) Co-ordination & Action Plan :
On the Forth session of the Second day, a discussion was held on the subject “Co-ordination & Action Plan” under the chairmanship of Samata sainil Dal chief Mr. Vimal Surya Chimankar and the Co-chairperson was Mr. Sudhakr Chaudhary, Vipashyanacharya. On this occasion, Papers read by Dr. Bhau Lokhande, Buddhist Scholer on “Unique Contribution of Buddhism to the World” and Mr. Sudhakar Chaudhary on “Removel of Globally Terrorism on the basis of Buddhist philosophy”. Dr. Balchandra khandekar. On this occasion, Mr. Vijay Mankar expressed his view that philosophy of Lord Buddha and Karl Marks in the context of equality is same. Even though the markists are reluctant to accept the philosophy of Lord Buddha. To coordinate between Buddhists and Markists, Buddhist intellectuals should try in this direction. He further said that, this conference condemned the inhuman behaviour of China with the Buddhist people of Tibet, but while tackling the problems of Tibetians, the Tibtians might take care that they should not link up spirituality with the politics. He further point out that the populations of China and India is 33% of the total population of the world. Hence the intellectuals belonging to Buddhist community should think principally how to utilize their energy for the betterment of the people of the world. However, Buddhist Thinkers should sit together and make coordination on world level by organizing world Buddhist Organization and form sub-committees on religious, social, political, educational and economical.

Validatory Session : (on 4th June 2006)
After two day thoroughly discussions on National and International problems of Buddhist people by the Buddhist Monks, Buddhist Scholars, intellectual delegates came from abroad and different states of India, concluding ceremony was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. Milind Jiwane, Chief organisor of World Buddhist Conference and Chief Coordinator of Civil Rights Protection Cell. Mr. Lobsangh Nyema, religious and Cultural Minister of Tibetian Govt. of Dharamshala was present as a Chief Guest on this occasion. Bhadant Gnyaneshwar Mahathero, Bhadant Chandrebodi, Dr. C.D. Naik, Dr. Bhau Lokhand, Dr. Balchandra Khandekar were on dias on this occasion. At the beginning of the concluding session, Mr. Lobsangha Nyema performed puja by offering flowers to Lord Buddha and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and lit a lamp in front of Lord Buddha. The founder president of Jeewak welfare Society, Dr. Milind Jiwane declared Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Award for his outstanding work to spread up the message of Lord Buddha . In the absence of Dr. Arvind Alok, Mr. L.K. Survanshi accepted the award presented by Mr. Lobsangha Nyema, Religious and Cultural Minister of Tibet Govt. Dharamshala. In addition to this, Momentos were given to those who have given lion’s contribution for getting success this Buddhist conference. Mr. D.B. Wankar, Vandana Jiwane, Sanjay Jiwane, Vimal Surya Chimankar, Prof. Harish Wasnik, Prof. Jayant Jambhulkar, Pramod raut, Dhiraj Borkar, Sagat Bodhi, Vijay Mankar, Arvind Kamble, Ashok Mendhe, Bhadant Chandrerbodhi, Bhau Lokhande, Balchandra Khandekar, Bhawana Wanjari and Yogita Kangale were among them. Dr. C. D. Naik, Dr. Bhau Lokhande, Dr. Balchandra Khandekar express their views on this occasion. Giving blessing to the delegates who were present on this occasion, Bhadant Gnyaneshwar Mahathereo said that everybody should do work to spread up message of Lord Buddha and try to remove their own differences. Mr. Lobsangha Nyema spoke on this occasion as a Chief Guest, said that Buddhism is once again spreading and flourishing and happing in various parts of Asia, US, Latin America ..5..

..5.. and Europe due to the kind endeayours of His Holiness the Fourteen Dalai Lama. He further said that the morality connotes the values of human being. Amidst ethical community, there will be lesser conflicts, lesser human abuses, greater development and better standards in every as acts of society. In the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ethics is the lifeblood of human existence. When a body loses its lifeblood, it turns into a corpse. In the same way, if we lose our sense of ethics, we will be like a free with area roots. Therefore, by the path of respecting and adhering to the law of karma and integrity, one should strive to lead an ethical life. Lastly he expressed thanks to the organizing committee people for giving him opportunity to attend this conference at the concluding session. In this concluding session, the resolutions put by Mr. Vijay Mankar before the audience for recognition. After thoroughly discussion, the resolutions were passed unanimously by the conference. The resolutions passed in this conference are as follows :

Adopts and Declares the following Resolutions as proposed Action plan.
1. The ‘Conversion and the Dhamma Deeksha Movement’ of Bodhisatva Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Should be launched with fresh and renewed vigour in the Golden Jubilee year 2006 to enable the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes (Including DT/NT) & Other backward communities to embrace Buddha’s Dhamma and enter new life. Work on Blue print of 1954 of Dr. Ambedkar should be started by all. 2. Ideological foundation (both Theory & Practice) of Ambedkarism-Buddhism should be buildup to reconstruct both communism and capitalism for the formation of Global Human society based on the principles of Justice, Liberty, Equality Fraternity and welfarestic way of Life . 3. India and China should be made the ‘focul points’ of Global Buddhist Movement considering the ‘root’ of Buddhism in these countries and various demographic, economic, educational, and the other factors. For this China should be Ideologically engaged into dialogue by Buddhist Intellectuals at International level. a) China and Tibet : This Conference supports the demands of Buddhist of Tibet for genuine autonomy and appeals China to stop suppression of Tibetans. It also advices China to bring Democracy to its people, when it has already left communism and adoped capitalism in the name of Globalization. b) Srilanka : This conference condemns the LTTE separatist efforts and international military and monetary help to it by certain European and other countries. It advises the World Community to pressurize LTTE for a genuine democratic settlement with the Srilankan Government. c) BangalaDesh : This conference support the demands of the Chakama Buddhist. Out of these the Indian Govt. should provide all facilities to the refugees of Chakama Buddhist as life other religious refugees. Bangala Desh Govt. Should take step to return the land to the Chakama Buddhist, inhabitants in chittagong tract area. 4. The Buddhist countries should explore the possibility of forming an Economic Block on the lines of EU, ASEN and also step up their diplomatic effort for the principles and interests of Buddhist’s and humanity by and large. 5. World Buddhist Organization : a) Central “World Bikkhu Sangha” should be formed at world level on the lines of church of Rome (but not the Same) for the Mission of Dhamma. ..6..

..6.. b) World Buddhist Origination (Socio-cultural, socio-economical, sociopolitical, socio-educational) should also be formed on Global level. c) World Buddhist Countries ‘Development Council’ should be set-up under the apex world Buddhist organization to look after the responses and finances for the Action plan and Programmes formed by the World Buddhist Organization. 6. World Buddhist Seminary and University be set up in a country of Geo-cultural significance with affiliated branches all over the world for training of monks and education of people. 7. Strong proactive presence of all Buddhist Countries should be setup in UN and various organizations of UN for contributing to the ‘International Law’ to make it effective for Social Transformation of the Global world order based on Humanism. 8. ‘World Dhamma Sangiti’ may be convened of all the sects of Buddhism to discuss – refine and prepare the Doctrine of Buddha – Dhamma – Sangha which would be common to all.

Other Resolutions :
1. The Management of Buddha Gaya Mahabodhi Vihar should be handed over to Buddhist’s instead of Hindu’s. 2. Tirupati Balaji, Vitthal mandir of Pandharpur, Jagnnath puri temple are Buddhist Vihara’s/Stupas/Chaityas/Caves, and their management should be handed over to the Buddhist’s immediately. The destruction of all Buddhist archeological sites be stopped and any tampering of archeological and historical evidences be stopped, the truth should be restored. 3. Co-ordination committee of Buddhists Intellectuals and laymen be constituted for the co-ordination of future work. 4. Work on Buddhist philosophy, thoughts and practices be published in various arenas of life. 5. HRD ministry should allocate and release timely funds for Buddhist Institutions and studies. 6. Takshashila University of Pakistan, Nalanda, odantpuri, Kaneri, Sringeri and all other important ancient Buddhist Universities of Intellectual freedom and pursuit should be revived with ancient wisdom and modern science. 7. Dr. Ambedkar Thought and Pali language should be started in every University of India. 8. The Indian Government should implement the recommendation (of Venkatchalliah commission) for identifying and recognizing Buddhist’s separate from Hindus Under Art. 25 of the Constitution of India and accordingly a Buddhist Marriage act be enacted and recognized. 9. Appointment of Buddhist census officers be incorporated in the National census conducted by Registrar General Census Commissioner, Government of India.

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..7.. 10. This Conference also educates the World Buddhist’s of the Conspiracy of the Hindu Organizations like RSS. VHP. ABVP, of its false and foul propaganda of Buddhism being branch of Hinduism. Buddhism is totally independent and separate from Hinduism and Buddhist’s in India are not Hindus who are based 11. caste-system and inequality, whereas the Buddhist society is based on a ‘Desirable Democratic Society.’ 1. The Conversion and Dhamma Deeksha Movment of Bodhisatva Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar should be launched with fresh and renewed vigour in the Golden Jubilee year 2006 to enable the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes (including DT/NT) and other backward communities to embrace Buddh’s Dhamma and enter new life. Work on Blue Print of 1954 of Dr. Ambedkar should be started by all. Ideological foundation (both theory and practice) of Ambedkarism-Buddhism should be build up to reconstruct both communism and capitalism for the formation of Global Human Society based on the principles of justice, liberty, equality fraternity and welfarestic way of life. India and China should be made the focal points of Globel Buddhist movment considering the root of Buddhism in these countries and various demographic, economic, educational and the other factors. For this China should be ideologically engaged into dialogue by Buddhist Intellectuals at International level. a) Shrilanka : This conference condemns the LTTE separatist efforts and International military and monetary help to it by certain European and other countries. It advises the World Community to pressurize LTTE for a genuine democratic settlement with the Shrilankan Government. b) China and Tinet : This conference supports the demands of Buddhist of Tibet for genuine autonomy and appeals China to stop suppression of Tibetans. It also advice China to bring Democracy to its people, when it has already left communism and adopted capitalism in the name of Globalisation. 4. The Buddhist Countries should explore the possibility of forming an Economic Block on the lines of EU, ASEN amd also step their diplomatic effort for the principles and interests of Buddhist’s and humanity by and large.

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World Buddhist Orgnisation :
a) Central “World Bhikku Sangha” should be formed at world level on the lines of church of Rome(but not the same) for the Mission of Dhamma. b) World Budhist Orgination(socio-cultural, socio-economical, sociopolitical, socio-educational) shpuld also be formed on Global level. c) World Buddhist Countries Development Council should be set up under the apex world Buddhist Organisation to look after the responses and finances for the Action plan and programmes formed by the World Buddhist Organisation.

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World Buddhist Seminary and University set up in a country of Geo-cultural significance with affiliated branches all over the world for training of monks and education of people. Strong proactive presence of all Buddhist Countries should be set up in UN and Various organizations of UN for contributing to the International law to make it effective for social Transformation of the Global World order based on Humanism. “World Dhamma Sangha” may be convened of all the sects of Buddhist to discuss-refine and prepare the Doctrine of Buddha-Dhamma-Sangha which would be common to all. ..8..

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Other Resolution :
1. The management of Budda Gaya Mahabodhi Vihar should handed over to Buddhists instead of Hindus. 2. Tirupati Balaji, Vitthal Mandir of Pandharpur, Jagannath puri temple are Buddhist Vihar’s/Stupas/Chaityas/ Caves, and their management should be handed over to the Buddhist archeological sites be stopped and any tampering of Buddhist archeological sites be stopped and any tampering of aecheological and historical evidences be stopped the truth should be restored. 3. Coordination committee of Buddhists Intellectuals and laymen be constituted for the coordination of further work. 4. Work on Budhist philosophy, thoughts and practices he published in various arenas of life. 5. HRD Ministry should be allocated and release timely funds for Buddhist Institutions and studies. 6. Takshashilla University of Pakistan, Nalanda, Odantpuri, Keneri, Srinageri and all other important ancient Buddhist Universities of Intellectual freedom and pursuit should be revised with ancient wisdom and modern science. 7. Dr. Ambedkar Thought and Pali language should be started in every University of India. 8. The Indian Government should implement the recommendation of Venkatchalliah Commission for identifying and recognizing Buddhist’s separate from Hindus Under Article 25 of the Constitution of India and accordingly a Buddhist Marriage Act be enacted and recognized. 9. Appointment of Buddhist census officers be incorporated in the National Census conducted by Registrar General Census Commission, Government of India. 10. This Conference also educates the World Buddhist’s the conspiracy of the Hindu Organisation like RSS, VHP, ABVP, of its false and foul propaganda of Buddhism being branch of Hinduism. Buddhism is totally independent and separate from Hinduism and Buddhist’s in India are not Hindus who are based on caste-system and inequality whereas the Buddhist Society is based on a Desirable Democratic Society. The above mentioned resolutions were read by Mr. Vijay Mankar. After the resolutions, Dr. Milind Jiwane who was president in the concluding ceremony of the World Buddhist Conference delivered his presidential speech and expressed his gratitude to the Delegates who came from abroad and India and thanks to those who have given lions’s contribution for the success of this conference. Delegates present in this conference discussed thoroughly on National International problems of the Buddhists and chalked out action plan for further course of action is the achievement of this conference said Dr. Milind Jiwane. The next World Buddhist Conference will be held at new Delhi in the month of February, 2007 announced by Dr. Jiwane on this occasion, Mr. Jiwane had given vote of thanks to all honorable guest who attended this conference from abroad and various states of India. Also he thanked to the colleagues of the Civil Right Protection Cell who devoted their valuable times for grand success to this conference. At the end of this conference, a cultural programme was produced by Mrs. Vandana S. Jiwane in which one act play named “ I am Ramai Speaking” performed by Sachi Jiwane, a renowned Ambedkari Drama Artist. After this one act play the two day World Buddhist Conference ended with great success.

Dr. Milind Jiwane
Chairperson
World Buddhist Conference at Nagpur (India)
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