SARNATH: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath today to a warm welcome by the staff, students and former students of the institute. His Holiness is received by Vice-Chancellor Geshe Ngawang Samten and Shri Ram Shankar Tripati, a former professor of the Institute. Students performed traditional dances and offered ceremonial greetings to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Tomorrow, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will grace a two-day conference on ‘Mind in Indian Philosophical Schools of Thought and Modern science’ at the institute from 30 to 31 December 2017.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will also grace the 50th founding anniversary of the institute on 1 January 2018 as the chief guest. The celebration will be attended by President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay, Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and hundreds of students and former students of the institute.
The Sarnath district authorities have arranged a tight police security for the visit.
– Report filed by Tenzin Jigme, DIIR Social Media Journalist –