The International Buddhist Confederation, a global Buddhist umbrella organization that serves as a common
platform for Buddhists worldwide, will be celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Chakravarti Samrat Ashok on
Thursday, 14 April 2016 at the Asoka Mission, Mehrauli, New Delhi. This is the first time that the day will be
observed on a large scale. Several thousand Buddhists from various parts of the NCR, some from further away are
expected to converge at the Asoka Mission to participate in the day-long celebrations. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
Chakravarti Samrat Ashok is among the tallest figures in India’s history and cultural ethos. All major symbols of
India’s governance contain icons related to him. The Emblem of India, adopted on 26 January 1950, the day
that India became a republic, is an adaptation of the Ashok Lion Capital that is now preserved at the Sarnath
The four Asiatic lions, standing back to back, symbolize power, courage, pride, and confidence. The emblem is inscribed on all official documents of the Government of India, and appears on all Indian currency as well. It also appears prominently on Indian passports. The Ashok Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel on its base, features in the centre of the national flag of India.
Yet there is no day to celebrate the vast legacy of Chakravarti Samrat Ashok. To honour his immense contribution
to humankind and the Indian ethos, and his influence that stretched far beyond the current borders of India, the International Buddhist Confederation have taken upon themselves to celebrate this day.
Eminent Buddhist personalities including Members of Parliament, senior diplomats from various countries, and
members of the Sakya, Maurya, Kushwaha and Saini communities that trace their descent to the clans of Buddha
Sakyamuni and Samrat Ashok, will gather at the Asoka Mission, to mark the day. These communities will be
represented by the Akhil Bhartiya Sakya Mahasabha, Akhil Bhartiya Maurya Mahasangh, Kushwaha Samaj Delhi,
All India Saini Sewa Samaj, Tathagat Sakyamuni Gautam Buddha Sanstha, Apne Log and the Samrat Priyadarshi
Youth Federation of India.