1. SCO : Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Participated and presented a paper and a presentation in the first ever international conference on – “Shared Buddhist Heritage in Central and East Asia in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Member Nations“, organised by Ministry of Culture, Government of India through its grantee body – International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) on 14th and 15th March. They invited two scholars from every SCO country including the observer countries.. Sharing some tweets in this regard.
2. Valley of Words Literature and Arts festival, Uttarkhand announces selection of ‘On the trail of Buddha – A Journey to the East’ in its Longlist for English Non-Fiction Category for 2021.
‘We are delighted to announce that ‘On the Trail of Buddha—A Journey to the East’ by Deepankar Aron has made it to the PFC-Valley of Words 2021 Longlist for English Non-Fiction! Described by Padma Bhushan recipient Lokesh Chandra as ‘a journey of culture on a bullet train’, this exquisite book is a unique spiritual sojourn through traditions, art, and architecture. It celebrates the unity in diversity of cultures that bind ‘ancient India’ to the East Asian civilisations. Stay tuned for more details.’