Dharamsala (Dec 9): His Holiness The Dalai Lama hosted breakfast in honour of the visiting state government legislators at his residence in McLeodganj, today morning.
Welcoming the Chief Minister, Vidhan Sabha Speaker, leader of opposition and other dignitaries, he said that he was indebted to the people and government of Himachal Pradesh for the love and affection they had showered upon him and the Tibetans. He said that Indo-Tibetan relations were centuries old as Tibet had been closely knit with Himachal, its immediate neighbor, for various trading, cultural and other relations.
Dhumal said that it was a much sought-after opportunity for him and his cabinet colleagues to seek blessing of His Holiness the Dalai Lama while they were to attend the winter session of HP Legislative Assembly at Tapovan, Dharamsala. He said that people of Himachal Pradesh were blessed with the benign presence of HH the Dalai Lama. He said that HH the Dalai Lama was the living Buddha, universally acknowledged as a world peace leader. He assured the HH The Dalai Lama of continuation of support and cooperative in all fruitful endeavours of the Tibetans while living in Himachal Pradesh.