His Holiness the Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala hale and hearty

DHARAMSALA, 26 April: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama returned to his residence in Dharamsala hale and hearty after successful treatment at Max Super Specialty hospital in Saket, South Delhi.

The political head of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok received His Holiness at the Gaggal airport. Senior officials and representatives of several Tibetan NGOs were also present at the airport to welcome the Tibetan spiritual leader.

The Tibetan spiritual leader briefly interacted with the reporters outside the airport and said that though the illness was a little bit serious, he has now fully recovered.

“Now very well, fully recovered. No problem,” the Dalai Lama said.

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 return to his exile headquarter.

The Dalia Lama was admitted at the Max Super Specialty hospital in Saket, South Delhi with ‘minor’ chest infection after he was flown to Delhi on 9 April, a day after he returned following a five-day schedule in the Indian capital where he presided over the Global Launch of SEE Learning curriculum.

Following a successful treatment at the Max hospital in the Indian capital, the octogenarian Tibetan leader was discharged from the hospital on 12 April, and had his further medication performed at the Sheraton Hotel in Saket until he moved to the Tibetan Youth Hostel on 22 April after the doctors pronounced him as having recovered brilliantly to recuperate.

The Tibetan Nobel Laureate met with the members of the Tibetan community at the Tibetan Youth Hostel earlier this morning, addressed them about his illness and assured them that he has recovered well and that he is hale and hearty now before he flew back to Dharamsala.

The Dalai Lama will now give three days of teachings on The Furthest Everlasting Continuum (Sanskrit: Uttaratantra) (Tibetan: gyu lama) at the request of Russians from 10-12 May.

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