Dalai Lama Arrives in Gondia on Three-day Visit
By PTI | Published: 11th January 2014 01:04 AM |
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today arrived here on a three-day visit to meet the members of the Norgyeling Tibetan Settlement Camp in Gothangaon of Arjuni Morgaon tehsil in the district.
The Dalai Lama, who is here after a gap of ten years, was accorded a warm traditional welcome by the Tibetan refugees in the camp.
Settlement officer Dorjee Rinzin, secretary Phuntsok Topgyal, Buddhist monks and their Tibetan compatriots received the spiritual leader.
On Saturday, the Dalai Lama will attend various religious and cultural events. He will then pay a visit to Ngagyur Drupgye Choephelling Monastery, an old people's home and Mentsekhang, among other places. He will also perform 'Avolokisva' worship in the camp.
On Sunday, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate will attend cultural programmes and then visit Gothangaon dam and address the local people.
He will leave for Raipur on Monday morning. He is accompanied with twenty-member team, in which two of his personal assistants are Thupten Ngawang, Gedun Choejar, Secretary Chhime Ringzing Chhoekyapa, Religious Translator Tenzin Wangdu and others.