The inauguration of the event was held under the patronage of Thailand’s Supreme Patriarch Most Ven. Somdet Phra Ariyavangsagatayana.A report outlining the aims and objectives of the conference was presented by MCU Rector and International Council for Day of Vesak (ICDV) and International Association of Buddhist Universities(IABU) President Ven. Prof. Dr. Phra Brahmapundit.
The keynote speech on Buddhist Contribution for Human Development was delivered by Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay. The event was attended by around 3,000 delegates from 80 different countries, including Sri Lanka.