27 March 2021

Philatelic Exhibition on Buddhism


Recently, International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in association with the Mahabodhi Society of India and Attodeep organized the Eastern India Buddhist Conclave – Issues, Interaction & Initiatives on 1st and 2nd March 2021 at hotel The Westin, Kolkata Rajarhat, West Bengal. The conclave in Kolkata was third in an ongoing series after Delhi-NCR Buddhist Conclave on 21st and 22nd November 2020 in New Delhi and North East Buddhist Conclave held in Guwahati on 3rd and 4th February, 2021.

As a part of this two-day conclave, a Philatelic exhibition was organized on Buddhism. Sri Souvik Roy, a renowned philatelist, and collector from Kolkata displayed his valued collection, being the largest collector on Buddhism. A rare collection of coins and currencies on Buddhism was displayed by Smt. Eeshita Basu, a collector and a teacher at The Heritage School, Kolkata.

        The Philatelic exhibition on display at the conclave

Some beautiful embroidery on Buddha made by the ladies of the Tagore family were displayed. Original photographs of Buddhist sites and rare documents were also on display there.


Dignitaries enjoying the exhibition 

Eeshita Basu with her collection

IBC is world's largest Buddhist global body, based in India the land of origin of Buddha Dhamma, with its membership drawn from 39 countries and over 320 organizations, both monastic and lay, world bodies, national and regional federations and international organizations, institutions etc.

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