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The Government of India will host the first ever Global Buddhist Conference in November 2021 in which state?
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer :   Bihar

* India is set to host the first-ever Global Buddhist Conference on November 19 and 20, 2021, in Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, in Nalanda, Bihar. 

* The academic conference, being organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), will become an annual feature.

* Four regional conferences in India (Telangana, Saranath, Gangtok and Dharamshala) and abroad (Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Cambodia) will be organised, in the run-up to the conference. The reports of these regional conferences will be presented at the inaugural Global Buddhist Conference.

* Global Buddhist Conference focuses on making India the center of Buddhism, by promoting Buddhist activities, like academic, cultural, seminars, people traveling for festival like Buddha Purnima, Vesak.

* As a part of the event, an award for the promotion of Buddhist studies which will be given on November 21 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, carrying a cash reward of $20,000 (around Rs 14.7 lakh), a plaque, and a gold-plated medallion.

Published On : September 16, 2021