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Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: TH

 Context: Zemithang, the first stop of the 14th Dalai Lama during his flight from China-occupied Tibet in 1959, recently hosted a major Buddhist conference attended by some 600 delegates, including Tibetan spiritual leaders, from across India.


  • Conference conducted by: Indian Himalayan Council of Nalanda Buddhist Tradition, at Gorsam Stupa in Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Aim: To make Buddhism vibrant and deeply connected to Nalanda Buddhism

About Zemithang:

Zemithang (in the Pangchen Valley) is a village and the last circle headquarters bordering Bhutan and Tibet. Zemithang means “sand valley” and the people of the area are referred to as Pangchenpa, meaning “people who gave up sin”.