FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, April 4: A high level delegation of World Tipitaka Foundation (WTF) from Thailand comprising WTF vice president Col Suradhaj Bung, Matavinee Chokwata, Kwanreun Aliment, Piyaphong Rakphongthai and Sahapon Direkvattasan will be arriving at Kongmu Kham (Golden Pagoda) of Tengapani at msai district on April 12 next.
The delegates will be discussing the transcription of Tipitika Tai-Khampti Pali intoTai Khampti language. The delegates will also survey the proposed site for establishment of Intertiol Tipitika Centre at Kongmu Kham in msai district, an official release informed here today. Their visit would also coincide with the local grand novice ordition and the Sangken (Water festival) celebration from April 12 to 15 next. A total of 100 novices will be ordained this time.
They are also to participate in the celebration of Poi Sangken and meditation course by Ven. Sumavan Mahathero from Maharastra at Kongmukham.
The delegates of WTF would be telecasting and broadcasting all important conference and event of the day of Kongmukham live on April 13 and 14 in Thailand.
Tai Khampti Tipitika would be using the royal emblem of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Highness the Queen Sirikit for the first time in the world. The royal emblem has never been allowed to use in any other Tipitikas.
The sample of the book with the emblem of the King and the Queen of Thailand will be presented by the visiting delegates to Deputy Chief Minister Chow Mein who on behalf of the entire Tai Khampti Society will be receiving it.
The Tipitika Tai Khampti Pali version is the first one in the world that uses the King and Queen’s emblem of Thailand in the book covers. It is expected that the fil one of the 40 books of the Tai Khampti Tipitika with the emblem will be officially handed over at government level sometime during the month of October 2016.
The World Tipitaka Foundation (WTF) is famous for its innovative work of the Tipitaka in Tai Siam (Thai) script and Roman script Pali which they have been giving as Dhamma Gift to many institutes and organizations such as World Court, United tions and many universities etc., globally for 16 years.
Recently the foundation has started its work on transcription and translation of the Tipitika into Tai Khampti script & language, the release added.