H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa is invited as the Chief Guest to a function of The Buddhist Society of India in Mumbai
On October 14, 1956 Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar embraced Buddhism at an historic ceremony at Diksha Bhoomi, Nagpur with his millions of followers.
Together with the Indian Union Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Culture, Mr. Shri S. Jaipal Reddy, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Gyalwa Karmapa was Guest of Honour at the conference.
About 900 delegates, mainly from India, attended the conference. Gyalwa Karmapa gave two speeches and together with the Organising Committee of the conference he led a Peace March with about 1000 participants through the city of Mumbai.