Sukomal Barua’s lecture on Buddhist culture on Tuesday

30 May 2016, 22:38 | updated: 30 May 2016, 22:54

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Statue of Gautam Buddha installed at Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University. Photo: Collected

Dhaka: Dhaka University Professor Sukomal Barua will deliver a lecture on Buddhist Culture and Civilization in South and South East Asia on Tuesday.

The High Commission of India and the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Bangladesh are jointly organising the lecture.

The programme is scheduled to be held at 10:30am at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Center, House 35, Road 24, Gulshan-1, Dhaka.

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Bangladesh, Yasoja Gunasekera,  and Acting High Commissioner of India, Adarsh Swaika, will be present on the occasion, said a press release received in Dhaka on Monday.

Sukomal Barua is the founder and former chairman of the Pali and Buddhist studies department at Dhaka University. He is also the founder director of the Centre for Buddhist Heritage and Culture at the university and president of the World Buddhist Federation of the Bangladesh chapter.

His areas of specialisation are Buddhist history, philosophy and psychology. He is the recipient of the prestigious Ekushey Padak (2006) and a number of other awards and distinctions. He also has several publications and research articles to his credit. He was formerly the chief editor of ‘Dipankar’, the annual journal of Bangladesh Buddhist Federation of the International Buddhist Monastery in Dhaka.