The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama residence in South India has undergone a large scale renovation and it is now near to completion according to the report in the Tibet Times. The renovation works that has been going on for a long time now is near to completion with almost 90% of the work complete.
The existing residence or precisely known as the palace of His Holiness the Dalai Lama located in the Bylakupe Tibetan settlement in Karnataka, South India has gone under a large scale renovation since last four years and the progress has been reported as 90% complete according to the report in the Tibet Times.
The committee undertaking the responsibility is headed by the Settlement Officer at the Dickyi Larsoe settlement in Bylakuppe, Mr. Gelek Jugney who informed in the report that the renovation processed the residence into a three storied building. The ground floor is an auditorium where every public gatherings as well as gatherings for prayers could held while the first floor is exclusively dedicated as the private residence of His Holiness. The top floor will be used for performing various religious activities.
Mr. Jugney has informed that even though it is referred as renovation project, the changes and the works has been almost been done as a new construction.
The primary renovation has been reported to have been made possible through the support of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Gessge Jamphel, Central Tibetan Relief Committee and the contribution from the Bylakuppe Tibetan community, whose contributions fulfilled the required amount of around sixty lakh rupees.
However, this not likely to be completed before the scheduled visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the settlement later this December. According to the report, the 14 member committee is also planning to seek an additional 165 lakh rupees so that they can make the Dalai Lama residence capable of even hosting a Kalachakara in the future.