The government of Himachal Pradesh is facing a scathing attack over the decision to make actress Yami Gautam as the brand ambassador the Investors Meet to be held in Dharamshala and not the biggest brand of the state, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A former congress leader has raised the question with the government through a written application.
“Former Congress leader and chairman of ex-servicemen league of Himachal, Vijai Singh Mankotia said the Dalai Lama was the biggest brand in the state and it was unfortunate that the government was not associating him with the meet.” reported the Tribune on Thursday.
Dharamsala was known internationally by the name of the Dalai Lama. The government would have been able to attract more investors in case the Dalai Lama was associated with the Meet in some way, Mankotia is reported as quoting in the report. The former congress leader has earlier written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to confer the International Gandhi Peace prize upon His Holiness the Dalai Lama before his visit to the event.
The biggest ever investors meet in the state scheduled for next week roped in Bollywood actress who was born in the state of Himachal Pradesh. According to the Minister for Industries, Bikram Thakur, nobody should have any problem at her being made the brand ambassador. The meet will see a large number of international investors where PM Narendra Modi will also take part.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been based in Himachal town of Dharamshala over the last sixty years. With his presence, the state has been known across the world. Besides hosts of devotees and countless followers, many important people from different countries regularly visits the state to have audience with the spiritual leader.