Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal ‘soon’

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Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, an apostle of peace, is likely to visit the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh ‘soon’.

Chief minister Pema Khandu, who along with family members met the spiritual leader and received his blessings on New Year’s day, said that His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama has accepted his invitation to visit Arunachal Pradesh.

“A spiritually profound beginning of the New Year. Along with family today (Sunday) we received blessings of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama. We also prayed for his good health and long life. It was heartening that His Holiness very kindly accepted our invitation to visit Arunachal Pradesh to bless us,” Khandu stated in a social media post.

The Dalai Lama had last visited Tawang in April 2017. Beijing had strongly protested against his tour to Arunachal Pradesh, accusing India of underlining China’s territorial sovereignty and hurting China-India relations by allowing the visit.

New Delhi had dismissed the protests from Beijing, stating that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and the Dalai Lama, being an honoured guest, could visit anywhere in the country.

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