Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala after historic visit to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam


    The Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama returned to Dharamshala yesterday after historic visit to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam despite fierce opposition and repeated warning by Beijing. The tours come source of peace for the Himalayan region, due to inclement weather His Holiness was forced to take land routes to visit interior areas of region.


    Thousands of devotees and well-wishers: Tibetans, Indians and supporters from all walks of life basked under the spring sun and thronged the streets- from Gaggal airport in Kangra to the lanes of Tsuglakhang temple in Mcleod Ganj to celebrate the return of their beloved spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama after a historic visit to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.


    The speaker of Tibetan Parliament in exile Khenpo Sonam Tenphel and Tibetan political leader Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay extended a warm reception to His Holiness at Gaggal airport. His Holiness wrapped up his week-long teaching tour to Arunachal Pradesh and departed for Delhi yesterday from Tawang. While the Honorable Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu and other dignitaries saw him off at the Tawang helipad, ten thousands of ardent devotees from across the Himalayan region and Bhutan bade an emotional farewell to their most revered spiritual leader.


    Shri Pema Khandu requested His Holiness to confer the Kalachakra Teaching in Arunachal Pradesh in the near future. The Tibetan spiritual leader reached the mountainous state of Tawang on April 7 after traversing over 550 km from Assam’s Dibrugarh and crossing the 13,700 feet Sela Pass. His Holiness the Dalai Lama thanked the Arunachal Pradesh Government, in particular Chief Minister Pema Khandu, for making the visit ‘special’ and ‘memorable’ and promised to visit again to confer teachings.

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    ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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