Ven Dr. Sumedh Thero (Dr Suman, Banwari Lal); B Sc (Agri Hons), M Sc (Agro), Ph D (Agro); Agronomist; b September 24, 1956, Village & Post Office Sarai Nib Distt. Etah UP, m Dr. Manju Suman, one son Dr. Aditya Suman and one daughter Er Sweta Suman ; Educ Agra Univ, Agra & Indian Agricultural Research Institue (PUSA), New Delhi; Technical Asstt.IARI New Delhi 1980-82,Asst Seed Officer NSC Agra 1982;
Scientist Agronomy, Indian Institute Sugarcane Research Lucknow 1983-90; Scientist Sr Scale Agronomy 1990-97, Senior Scientist Agronomy 1997-2005, Principal Scientist (Agronomy) 2005-09 Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi,
Trainer Teacher Vipasana Meditation & Monks ordination; 2009 to Continue.
Organized; 6 National Seminars, Buddhism 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006,2017
6 Int. Conf. Buddhism Dec 8-9, 2007, June 13-15, 2014; April,11-12, 2015,
April 9-10,2016, April 8-9,2017; October 14-15,2017, April 7-8, 2018, October 14, 2018, April 7, 2019, Oct 2019.
Founder President, SC/ST Welfare Asson:I.I.S.R. and CIHNP, Lucknow, I.G.F.R.I. Jhansi; Fellow, Bhartiya Dalit Sahitya Academy, New Delhi 1991; Founder President Panchsheel Parivar 1998, Jhansi;
Life Member: All India Bhikkhu Sangha, Maha Bodhi Society of India, Indian Soc of Agronomy, Indian Soc Agril. Sciences, Indian Soc Agro forestry, Range Management Soc India, Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Samiti, Indian Asson Soil and Water Conservationists,
Awards Govt. of India Fellowship 1975-80, I.C.A.R. Fellowship 1993-96; Awards for best work in Hindi: Kendriya Hindi Sachivalaya 1996, I.G.F.R.I. 1992, 1998, 2002, Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Samiti, Karnal 1998, Triratna Samman, 2006 Samata Buddha Vihar Paschim Vihar, New Delhi, Consultant Editor American Biographical Institute Raleigh, U.S.A 2002-03;Rs 90,000/- Fellowship for Int conf & Dhamma Yatra 2017 in Lalitpur by ICPR, New Delhi, Rs 1,50,000/- Fellowship for Int conf & Dhamma Yatra 2017 in Jhansi by ICHR New Delhi