Kalon Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok elected Vice President of International Buddhist Confederation
By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, Dec 13: Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) Religion and Culture Kalon (Minister) Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok was voted as one of the Vice Presidents of the Governing Council of International Buddhist Confederation (IBC).
Kalon Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok was elected as one of the Vice President of the IBC during a two-day General Assembly Meeting of the International Buddhist Confederation in Delhi held over Dec 10- 11.
The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs of India, Kiren Rijiju attended the event as the Chief Guest along with the spiritual heads from Combodia and Bangladesh, and a Tibetan contingent, which included Kyabji Gaden Tri Rinpoche and some Tibetan representatives.
The conference flagged off with the screening of a video message by the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and IBC’s reigning President, Prof Samdhong Rinpoche delivered the welcome speech at the meeting.
IBC elected its new President, Vice President and Members of the Governing Council during the afternoon session on Dec 10.
Formed in 2010, the International Buddhist Confederation strives to create a role for Buddhism on the global stage to help to preserve our heritage, share our knowledge, and promote our values and to represent a united front for Buddhism to enjoy meaningful participation in the global discourse, IBC stated on its official web page.