Tirupati: On the eve of the 8th mega conclave of Buddhist Society of India (BSI) which will be held on 10 and 11 February in Tirupati, a huge procession was organised on Friday evening in which Buddhist saints and monks, scholars and others participated from various parts of the country.
A massive rally with a flag organised under the banner of the Buddhist Society of India in Tirupati on Friday
Volunteers of Samatha Sainik Dal and Ambedkar army in their uniforms led the rally with their march fast followed by monks and followers of Buddhism, who carried flags in their hands. They chanted ‘Buddham saranam gachami, Sangham saranam gachami and Dharmam saranam gachami’ to convey the principle of Lord Buddha.
Addressing the procession, the national President of Buddhist Society of India Chandrababu Haridas Patil said that Buddhism will help in bringing world peace and it is essential for today’s society. “Buddhism is a special way of life and everyone should practice it.
To propagate the ancient Indian culture which was imbibed in Buddhism, every year Buddhist Conclaves were being held at various parts of the country,” he maintained.
BSI state leaders SSR Bhupati, B Kattaiah, Chinta Ramamurthy, P Rambabu, Conclave organising committee convener G Govinda Swamy, advisors P Gurrappa, K Balakrishna Reddy, Co-convenors M Nagaraju and Dinakara Murthy, CPI leaders K Kumar Reddy, Nagaraju and others took part.