The Dalai Lama’s visit in 1997 is well documented in the albums of the noted Bugun photographer Sang Norbu Sarai. The Buguns made six to seven beautiful Buddhist gates to welcome him and he addressed a gathering at Singchung school. They remember how they all worked together to make this a memorable event as they didn’t have a big population or lots of officers who could conduct protocol duty. It was there that the Dalai Lama talked in great detail about not sacrificing or killing animals. Now, during the Diying–kho festival a white goat is not sacrificed at the altar anymore, but merely marked with vermillion and set free.