Dozens of pictures and artefacts illustrating the life and teachings of the Buddha have been put on show for an exhibition that opened in Ho Chi Minh City on March 6 as part of Indian Cultural Week in Vietnam.

The Indian Consul General in the city Deepak Mittal said the “Dharma Darshan” exhibition aims to encourage bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially in architecture, art, and culture.

The event is not only a form of entertainment but also provides useful information for visitors, raising their responsibility for preserving shared cultural heritage with India – a cradle of Buddhism.

Organised by the Indian Ministry of Culture, the Indian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the exhibition will run until March 14.

Buddhism is the largest religion in Vietnam, with about 10 million followers.-VNA