Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU) has been privileged to witness
and play an instrumental role in developing and hosting successful UNDV and IABU
celebrations, annually. As always, we are all very grateful to the Royal Thai Government for
its constant support and thank the Thai Supreme Sangha Council for its blessings, guidance, and support. We are indebted, also, to the United Nations for recognizing the thrice-sacred
Buddhist holy day.
This publication could not have been possible without the persistence, hard work,
and dedication of MCU’s scholars and staff. I wish to thank all members of the International
Council for The Day of Vesak and the Executive Council of the International Association of
Buddhist Universities, and the other members of the Editorial Committee for their devotion.
I am also grateful to our many donors, sponsors, and dedicated volunteers who return year
after year to support the IABU and United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations.
We all truly celebrate the Buddha’s Enlightenment and hope these words reach
the hearts and minds of the readers.

Published: 2019-07-23