Jammu & Kashmir Governor Meets the Dalai Lama

The governor of Jammu & Kashmir state on Tuesday called upon the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is presently station at the Shiwatsel Phodrang in the capital of Ladakh, Leh. Governor of the state met with His Holiness upon arrival in Leh before engaging with his official works in the region.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra who is on an official visit to Leh on Tuesday met His Holiness the Dalai Lama and  during their interaction they discussed the importance of debate and discussion to reconcile opposing viewpoints. The spokesperson of the governor informed the media that he called upon His Holiness at the later’s residence, Shiwatsel Phodrang on Tuesday morning.

“Before commencing his official engagements after arrival at Leh this morning, the Governor called on the Dalai Lama at his residence in Jive-tsal Choglamsar,” the official spokesman said according to the report in Business Standard and added that the Government was accompanied by Chief Secretary and Principle Secretary Planning.

“During his interaction with the Governor, and speaking about the growing tensions across the world, the Dalai Lama, stressed the importance of debate and discussion to reconcile opposing viewpoints and study of philosophical texts to cultivate an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for all religions. He prayed for peace and prosperity in the world,” the spokesman added.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama who arrived in Ladakh on July 3 for a month long visit to the region at the request of local people also graced his 83rd Birthday celebration organised by the local people last Friday. Sikkim Governor Srinivas Patil along with the first lady Rajani Devi also called the Tibetan spiritual leader in New Delhi on June 29, just before he set off for the visit to Ladakh.

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