Dalai Lama’s Home Dharamshala Made Second Capital Of State

Dalai Lama’s Home Dharamshala made second capital for Himachal Pradesh state in the northern part of India. The Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh of the state declared on Thursday that Dharamshala will be the second capital of the state. This announcement comes at a political as well as geographical significance.

“Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday formally declared Dharamsala, situated in the majestic Dhauladhar range, as the second capital of Himachal Pradesh.” reported The Tribune.

He said the city held special importance and value in the lower areas of the state, including Kangra, Chamba, Hamirpur and Una districts. Dharamsala was already marked prominently not only in the map of India but of the world due to its significance, including religious and adventure tourism.

The people of these areas would now benefit because of this special status and they would not have to travel to Shimla for their work, which had been locked out of the world recently due to heavy snowfall.

CM Singh who is in the city for winter sojourn explained the city as the Dalai Lama’s home which attracted prominent personalities as well as from across the world over the years that changed the economic fate of the hill station.

“A full-fledged winter session of the Vidhan Sabha was held for the first time outside Shimla in December, 2005. A complete Vidhan Sabha Bhawan was already working at Tapovan, for which the foundation was laid in his last tenure in 2006. This town had already been a witness of holding 12 winter sessions of Vidhan Sabha.” said CM according to The Tribune report.

Yeshi Paljor

Editor at Tibetan Journal, Yeshi Paljor is a computer engineer by profession.

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