Honorable ‘sleeping’ delegates

JK Bank

[T]he Global Buddhist Congregation was held on November 27, 2011 in New Delhi to celebrate the 2600th year of Sambodhiprapti, the Enlightenment of Buddha. Religious, Spiritual and World leaders as well as eight hundred scholars, delegates and observers from thirty-two countries attended the congregation.

As a member of a team of official photographers, I had opportunity to click the shots, focusing on people involved in an activity other than the congregational activities, which made those heavy moods lighter and fun. The congregation was organized to discuss about fading cultures, about religion which has been modified and adapted itself with the changing time. This congregation had made an attempt to succinct beliefs and faith of Buddhism and its growth since ages.


There were moments during the congregation were I came across the very honorable delegates taking brief naps in between the important discussions. What should it be called, a mere ignorance?

By Rohit Gautam

Rohit is a photographer and photo researcher at “Careers 360 Magazine-OUTLOOK GROUP” New Delhi and
Freelance News Photographer for “DEMOTIX-NEWS WIRE AGENCY”, London.