Now Thank You India Event to Kick off from Dalai Lama Temple in His Presence

After much controversy and complications, now the ‘Thank You India’ events from the Central Tibetan Administration is set to kick off from His Holiness the Dalai Lama temple in Dharamshala in his graceful presence. The official report from the Tibetan administration has informed that the event will  mark the kick start of a year long pan-India ‘Thank You India’ events.

Initially the event was planned to be held in New Delhi under the presence of high profile guests from government of India. However, in a shocking U-turn from the government of India wherein the senior government functionaries and officials were directed to skip the Tibetan events, the Tibetan administration has been forced to shift the event to the Himalayan town, Dharamshala.

While it was also reported that the organizers had approached the BJP MP Anurag Thakur, who heads the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, responsible for the administration of the Dharamsala stadium for the possibility of holding the ‘Thank You India’ campaign at the iconic cricket stadium, it is now confirmed that in contrary to all the reports, the complicated event is now scheduled to be held at the Dalai Lama Temple in McLeod Ganj on March 31 in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

“His Holiness the Dalai Lama calls India the ‘Guru’ and Tibet its ‘Chela’ and refers to himself the ‘Son of India’ and a true follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He continues to advocate the revival of India’s ancient wisdom based on the Nalanda tradition. Today, His Holiness is the best ambassador for Indian values of non-violence, ahimsa and inter-religious harmony and the promotion of basic human values: compassion and kindness,” said Dr Lobsang Sangay, the president of Central Tibetan Administration according to the report that explained that the event marks the beginning of the 60th year, since His Holiness the Dalai Lama stepped on the sacred land of India.

“His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graciously consented to grace the event. His Holiness will be joined by other dignitaries and guests at the event which will celebrate Tibetan culture, and spirit that thrives on the Indian soil.” added the report.

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