2nd International Buddhist Conference (BODHISATVA-SAPTHA) was organised at Mahatma Mandir Convention Centre Gandhi Nagar Gujarat, India from 17th September to 23rd September 2017(B.E 2560) with an aim to promote the Buddhist heritage site in Gujarat State and to celebrate 126th Birth anniversary of Dr. B. R Ambedkar. The conference was organised in collaboration with World Alliance of Buddhist Thailand, Sankalp Bhumi Trust Baroda, Gujarat University (Ahmedabad) and with other International Organisations. Participates came from more than 30 countries (350 International Delegates and 8000 National Delegates) in the conference.
Program was Inaugurated by Bhante Sadhanand Mahathero (President of All India Bhikku Sangh), Bhante N.Aanand Mahathero, Bhante Vinay Bodhi (President of Mumbai, Sangha) , Ven. Panyashekhara (Head monk of Tanzania Africa), Prince of Cambodia Thanro Norodom, Mr.Ramdas Athawale (Minister of Social Justice Govt.of India) President of World Alliance of Buddhist Mr.Dr. Pornchai Pinyapong, Gen. Secretary Lye Ket Yong , I.B.C Secretary Lama Lobzang, Jain Monk Lokesh Muni, Gujarat Tourism Director Mr. Jenu Devan, Swamy(France),Mr. Ramesh Klair (London Director Kanshi TV), Mr.Ravi Kishan (Bollywood Actor),Gagan Mallik (Actor). The dance and singing performances showcased the vibrant cultural heritage of India. Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modiji had sent his best wishes through his message for the conference.
The delegates along with monks visited the Dev Ni Mori site the 2000 years old monastery was submerged in Mesavo dam, Mehsana an ancient buddhist monestery in Vadnagar, Khambhalida Caves in Rajkot, the kodiya Caves Junagadh and Sankalp Bhoomi trust Vadodara.