Namsai: Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein has been conferred with the Acharya Buddharakkhita International Award by the Mahabodhi Society Bengaluru and its sister organisations present in the state.
The prestigious award was given to Mein on Monday in recognition of his selfless service, dedication, sacrifice and support to the people of the state in general and Buddhist communities in particular.
The award was handed over to Mein on the occasion of birth centenary celebration of Acharya Buddharakkhita at the Mahabodhi Lord Buddha College here.
The award is given in memory of Acharya Buddharakkhita, founder president of Mahabodhi Society, one of the prominent Buddhist personalities in the modern era, who dedicated his life for the revival of the great enlightening teachings of the Buddha.
Acharya Buddharakkhita practised, promoted and propagated the holy teachings of Buddha for 57 years.
The award is instituted in his memory to recognise, honour and encourage the people of exception who serve the cause of humanity and bring values in the society.