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History of UN Day of Vesak Celebrations
ICDV EXCO
International Council of the United Nations Day of Vesak
IABU EXCO
International Association of Buddhist Universities
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Project
Background & Objectives
Bangkok Declaration
on The International Celebration on the Occasion
of United Nations Day of Vesak
 

Panel Discussion on the Main Theme:
Education and Global Citizenship: A Buddhist Perspective
Keynote Speaker
Mr. Phongthep Thepkanjana
Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister


Speakers
Venerable Professor Mahinda Deegalle
Most Ven. Bhikkuni SHI RURUI
Jack Miller
Jamie Cresswell

Moderators
Venerable Assoc. Prof. Phra Sigambhirayan, Ph.D.
Venerable Phra Khammai Dhammasami
Panel Discussion on the Theme:
Contribution of Buddhist Sangha for Education and Humanity
Speakers
Venerable Ashin Nyanissara
Venerable Seck Kwang Phing
Venerable Phramaha Anilaman Dhammasakiyo, Ph.D
SUAH KIM (Bhikkhuni Soun )
Prof. Chandima Wijebandara

Moderators
Venerable Dr. Tampalawela Dhammaratana
Phra Rajavaramuni
 

The President of Supreme Sangha Council Committee of Thailand
Somdej Phra Sangharaj Sakol Mahasanghaparinayok


The President of IABU/ICDV
The Most Venerable Prof. Dr. Phra Brahmapundit


The Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon


The Director-General of UNESCO
Irina Bokova


President of the Privy Council and Statesman
H.E. General Prem Tinsulanonda


Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra
Prime Minister of Australia
The Honourable Julia Eileen Gillard


Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina


Sangha Supreme Council Message


Council of Ministers Messages


Messages from The Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Thailand


VIP Messages


Organization Messages
 

United Nations Conference Centre
Information
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU)
Phutthamonthon
Hotel & Accommodations
Suvarnabhumi Airport
Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Wat Phra Kaew
Ayutthaya World Heritage

Volunteer's News
News and schedule for Vesak 2013's volunteer
Available Positions
Do you have what it takes to be a Vesak Day Celebration Volunteer?
Apply to be a Volunteer
Once in a lifetime Opportunity
Volunteer FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About Vesak Day Celebration Volunteer
Volunteer Policy
Policy on volunteering
 

Live Broadcasting
United Nations Day of Vesak 2013 Live
Video Broadcasting
United Nations Day of Vesak 2013 Video Highlight
Press Released
2013's Press Collection
Gallery
View Photo from the Event
Media Download
Logo and High Quality Photo
Books
View & Download Academic books
Music
Exhibitions
Read & View Exhibitions's Theme and Concepts
 


Biography
Brief Biography of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara The Supreme Patriarch of Thailand (Suvaddhana Mahãthera Charoen Gajavatra)
Celebration Documentary
on His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand
Panel Discussion on the Theme:
Contribution of Buddhist Sangha for Education and Humanity
View & Download Books
On The Celebration of the100th Birthday Anniversary of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara
The Supreme Patriarch of Thailand
3rd October 2013
 

Important messages

  The President of Supreme Sangha Council Committee of Thailand
Somdej Phra Sangharaj Sakol Mahasanghaparinayok
The President of IABU/ICDV
The Most Venerable Prof. Dr. Phra Brahmapundit
The Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon
The Director-General of UNESCO
Irina Bokova
President of the Privy Council and Statesman
H.E. General Prem Tinsulanonda
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra
Prime Minister of Australia
The Honourable Julia Eileen Gillard
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Sangha Supreme Council Message
Council of Ministers Messages
Messages from The Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Thailand
VIP Messages
Organization Messages
     

The Buddha pointed out that there is only one mankind or one human race. We cannot determine or divide human types based on the types of hair, head shapes, eyes, noses etc. According to Buddhism all human beings regardless of their races and religions are the same mankind or same species. In another words, we all are global citizens.

On this occasion of our assembly here for the 2013 United Nations Day of Vesak, the celebration of the Birth, Awakening, and Death of the Buddha who proclaimed the Noble Truths and guided mankind to realize the truths of being a human, we should apply the Buddhas teachings of the truths in our study and practice to gain a proper understanding of the truth of being a human. Having understood the truth we should then encourage our worldly friends to study and realize the Buddhist principles of education on how to be a perfect human being. The Three Trainings (tisikkhã) of ethical conduct (sïla), mental discipline (samãdhi) and wisdom (pañ ñã) are the Buddhist educational principles which are necessary for being a good global citizenship.

I am thankful and appreciative for all of you who are assembling here in this celebratory gathering and express your friendly wishes on the celebration of the 100th birthday anniversary of mine which falls on the 3rd October 2013.

I express my appreciation for this celebratory assembly and I bless you all for the success deliberation of the conference. May every objective of the conference be successfully achieved for promotion of better education and global citizenship.