Buddhism in Afghanistan: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Buddhas of Bamiyan

In light of the recent observation of the World Heritage Festival, the ICOMOS highlighted the Buddhas of Bamiyan as an example of heritage items destroyed for what they symbolise. About the Monument The Buddhas of Bamiyan were located in the Bamyan Valley of central Afghanistan. These were 2 statues of Buddha carved into a rocky ..

2019 edition of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed every year on May 21 to increase the understanding of issues around cultural diversity and development among governments, non-governmental organizations and the public. The day was created as a result of the destruction of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001. ..

2019 International conference on Guru Padmasambhava held in New Delhi

On January 29, the 2-day International conference on 8th century Himalayan sage Guru Padmasambhava was held in New Delhi that saw the participation of distinguished scholars from both countries. The conference titled ‘Life and Legacy of Guru Padmasambhava’, was organized by the Centre for Escalation of Peace (CEP). Scholars from both countries discussed the Guru ..