Bhubaneswar: The three-day-long International Conference ‘Purbasa’ –East Meets East organized by Kalinga International Foundation concluded here on Sunday.
Odisha Governor SC Jamir addressed the valedictory ceremony.
Jamir said the conference supplements government’s intention and efforts to enhance India’s multifaceted engagement with ASEAN and the wider Asia Pacific through a series of events and activities.
India is very clear in its approach and commitment to building on ASEAN –India Dialogue partnership that recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, he added.
“It is a proud moment that the land known for its long history of maritime activities of trade and commerce with South East Asia is taking centre stage to revive those golden days of economic prosperity and social and cultural integration, said the Governor.
In the valedictory ceremony, Amb Lalit Mansingh, Chairman, Kalinga International Foundation, Prof Ajarn Sulak Sivaraksha of Thailand, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Minister of Buddha Sasana, Sri Lanka graced the occasion.
This three day long one of its kind international conferences witnessed impressive delegates, students and faculties from various universities, scholars, intellectuals who participated in this think tank programme.