By Choekyi Lhamo
HH meets with Bandaru Dattareya
DHARAMSHALA, NOV. 18: The honorable governor of Himachal Pradesh, Bandaru Dattatreya, met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Kashag (Cabinet) of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) this morning. The Tibetan Leader told the governor that India is the land of the Buddha and stressed on the mounting interest of thinkers and scientists in the Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and psychology.
The Kashag (Cabinet) of Central Tibetan Administration led by Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, Department of Religion and Culture, received the governor at the Kashag Secretariat. The council of Kalons informed the governor on the CTA’s work and governance over more than one hundred thousand Tibetans across India, Nepal and Bhutan, and the support extended by the government of India and Himachal Pradesh state towards CTA and the Tibetan people.
The governor spoke about the welfare and development of Tibetan communities in India with regards to the major Buddhist institutions and Tibetan Buddhism studies in North and South India. He also expressed his full support and expressed his best wishes to the Tibetan people by saying, “Tibetans are very entrepreneurial people. Tibetans are particularly in good numbers in Himachal Pradesh. We will definitely do the best in supporting the improvement, education and all the necessary assistance that is required.”