His Holiness returns to Dharamsala in excellent health
DHARAMSALA, Mar 14: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama March 13 returned to his residence in Dharamsala after a successful prostrate treatment at Mayo clinic in the United States followed by rest for approximately one month from January-end.
The political head of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Penpa Tsering received His Holiness at the Gaggal airport. Senior officials and representatives of several Tibetan NGOs were also present in the morning at the airport to welcome the Tibetan spiritual leader.
His Holiness left for treatment in the United States on Jan 19, however a video showing His Holiness with a swollen eye just before he boarded the plane at Gaggal airport made Tibetans across the world worry all the more about their spiritual leader who turned 80 last year.
Tibetans and supporters in thousands who stood by the side of the road leading up to his residence with khatags (ceremonial scarves) and incense to welcome His Holiness back to Dharamsala were filled with happiness and joy as they saw their dear leader in excellent health.
Following a successful prostrate treatment in the States and rest for close to a month, His Holiness gave few teachings and public talks in the US and also attended an event held as a side event of the UN Human Rights Council’s 31st session at the Graduate Institute of Geneva hosted by the Permanent Missions of the United States and Canada to the United Nations. He engaged in discussions with fellow Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman and Leila Alikarami, an Iranian lawyer and human rights activist representing Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi.