Published By Jamphel Shonu

Mr Dalip Pande from Balipara Foundation welcoming President Dr Lobsang Sangay with Gamosa, a traditional Assamese scarf at Guwahati Airport.

GUWAHATI: President Dr Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration today arrived at Guwahati, the capital city of the northeast Indian state of Assam. He is in the city at the invitation of the Balipara Foundation to deliver the 2017 Rabindranath Barthakur Memorial Lecture on 3 November.

Dr Sangay is also scheduled to address the students and faculty of Guwahati University on the morning of 3rd November. He will speak to the students on the theme ‘”India and Tibet- Strengthening its Future.’

President Dr Sangay also met a host of leaders and activists from the state including Shri Atul Bora, Minister of AgricultureHorticulture and Food ProcessingAnimal Husbandry and VeterinaryUrban Development, Town and Country Planning, government of Assam.

In the evening, the foundation hosted a dinner reception for President Dr Lobsang Sangay at Hotel Palacio. The dinner reception was attended by over a hundred guests which include environmental activists, animal rights activists, poets, writers, etc.

Balipara Foundation is an international environmental conservation group based in Guwahati with a vision to conserve and promote the natural heritage of the eastern Himalayas. It is founded by Ranjit Barthakur, a leading industrialist from Assam with a deep commitment to finding a balance between conservation of nature and economic development in the region.

From left: Assam Agriculture and Urban Development minister Atul Bora, President Dr Lobsang Sangay, Ranjit Barthakur, founder of Balipara Foundation.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Ranjit Barthakur, Founder of Balipara Foundation at the welcome reception.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay posing for photographs with guests at the welcome reception.

Dr Sangay interacting with other guests at the welcome reception.

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