DHARAMSALA, 15 Sept: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Sikkim for five days from Oct 28, media reports said citing the state Ecclesiastical Department Minister, Ven Sonam Lama.
The Ecclesiastical Department Minister who is currently in Dharamsala has said that the Tibetan spiritual leader accepted the invitation to visit Sikkim from Chief Minister P S Tamang and expressed his keen desire to visit Sikkim, which he said is always dear to him.
The octogenarian Tibetan leader “expressed his deep gratitude for the invitation and enquired about the well-being of the people of Sikkim”, he added.
Delighted by the Dalai Lama accepting his invite, Chief Minister P S Tamang has said that “I am joyful that His Holiness accepted the invitation to visit our state. His benign presence will be a great privilege for the devotees to seek his blessings”.
The Tibetan Nobel laureate last visited the state in 2010. Though he was scheduled to visit Sikkim in 2018 it was cancelled on his physician’s advice to cut down on his travels.