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Meet held on receiving Dalai Lama

September 14, 2010

Voice of Sikkim
September 10, 2010

Gangtok, 10 September -- A coordination meet was
conducted in the capital by the State
Ecclesiastical Department  to discuss over issue
of visit of HH Dalai lama to Sikkim during December this year.

Mr Tenzing Gelek, Secretary, Ecclesiastical
department said that the visit of Dalai Lama is
totally organized by the state government and
this is his fourth visit to Sikkim during the present government.

Routines have been scheduled and Dalai lama would
arrive in the state on 15 December and will be
visiting to various monasteries and even perform a public teaching.

Dalai Lama will also head the seminar with
various learned scholars on the theme ‘Science
and Buddhism’. The retreat center for Dalai Lama
has been fixed as Tashiding, West Sikkim, which
is under preparation and the same center will be
turned into museum in the coming years, it was informed.

It has been learnt that Dalai Lama’s visit has
been planned and scheduled for nine days in the
state and on 23rd of December his holiness would return.

During the meeting, a total of 8 Buddhist
organization form across the state were present
to highlight the preparation for receiving Dalai Lama.
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