1800 delegates from 50 countries attending this great convention.His Holiness Dalai Lama inaugurated the Congress. He, Shri Ashok Singhal, Shri Mohanrao Bhagwat and C.V. Wigneswaram, Chief Minister of Northern Province of Sri Lanka delivered speech. Book "Prabodhan" edited by Prof. Saradindu Mukherji was released by HH Dalai Lama.
In those three days, Sri Ghosh met many of his friends and former colleagues. Dr. Koenraad Elst and Francis Gotier among them. He also met with his friends from Bangladesh, USA and other countries. He Met many Bengalis from many places. Sri Tapan Ghosh was happened to be the only Bengali speaking delegate from West Bengal.