Sutra Exhibition Held in Bangalore, India
October 16-22, 2009, the exhibition “The Lotus Sutra–A Message of Peace
Harmonious Coexistence” was shown at the Kanataka Chitrakala Parishath,
one of the leading art and culture institutions in Bangalore, India.
The exhibition was cosponsored by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy
(IOP) and Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG)
and supported by the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian
Academy of Sciences and the International Academy of India Culture. At
the opening ceremony, the guest of honor from the Government of
Excellency Shri Hans Raj Bhardwaj remarked: “The Lotus Sutra teaches
peaceful coexistence, which is the solution to society’s turbulent
Participants included Prof. M.A. Lakshmi Thathachar, noted historian
and president of the Samskriti Foundation. He spoke about the wealth of
manuscripts in India and lauded the efforts made by the SGI (Soka
Gakkai International) to preserve
Buddhist heritage. He urged that more people be trained and taught
various scripts to enable preservation of such valuable ancient works,
which contain teachings applicable to all people.
showcased during the festive weekend of Diwali, over 1,500 visitors
from educational and cultural institutions and enthusiasts across the
city attended the exhibition.
The exhibition was aired on Indian
national TV, Doordarshan, and covered by five newspaper publishing
companies including the Indian Express.
The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and
Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG),
The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of
The International Academy of Indian Culture,
The Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
October 16-22, 2009