International conference on Chinggis Khaan, his legacy and Indiuan culture will be held in Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/: On September 28 and 29, an international conference ‘Chinggis Khaan, His Legacy and Indian Culture’ will be held in Ulaanbaatar. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in partnership with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National University of Mongolia are organizing the conference.

“This conference will be the first major interaction between the ‘think-tanks’ of India and Mongolia in recent years. The conference is a unique event which would explore Chinggis Khaan, His Legacy and Indian Culture through the eyes of Indian and Mongolian scholars.

A 20 member delegation led by Prof. Lokesh Chandra, President of ICCR will participate in this academic event. During the course of the event a full set of Kanjurs, edited by Prof.Lokesh Chandra and published in India will be donated to Buddhist monasteries and other academic institutions’ highlighted Ambassador of India to Mongolia Suresh Babu.

The conference will have five sessions including Traditional image of Chinggis khan; Chinggis khan and modern Mongolian identity; Buddhist dimension and Indian culture; Geopolitical implications; and Economic prospects of Mongolia and India. Mr Ram Madhav, National General Secretary of the ruling party in India and some members of Indian Parliament will participate in the conference besides Indian scholars from different universities and regions. The conference will be preceded by a photo exhibition on September 27, at the Art Gallery of Union of Mongolian Artists.

Photos to be displayed at the exhibition will show relationship of Mongolia and India, Chinggis khaan’s legacy, culture and tradition of Indians with Mongol origin and Indian crafts, explained O.Nyamdavaa, president of the Centre of India Studies.