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Dalai Lama to visit Sikkim on Mar 24

Saturday, 2 March 20130 comments

New Courtesy Himalayan Mirror. 
GANGTOK, March  02: The Dalai Lama will be visiting the state for the consecration ceremony of Tathagata Tsal at Rabong at South Sikkim during the last week of this month. His Holiness The Dalai Lama will be in the state in his three-day long tour from 24 to 26 March.

It has to be mentioned here that the Dzung ceremony and Curtain Raiser of this project to unveil the name of the Lord Buddha Statue cum Park in Rabong was held on 25th February 2013, which was chaired by the
Chief Minister Pawan Chamling.

The Dalai Lama will be reaching Rabong from Delhi via Bagdogra on 24 March. In morning of 25 March, the Dalai Lama will be offering the Long Time Empowerment and Long Life prayers followed by teaching on 37 practices on bodhisattvas in the afternoon.

The consecration ceremony of Tathagata Tsal will be carried out on 26 March morning after which Dalai Lama will move to Gangtok to interact with students and youth here at Mannan Kendra, Gangtok on the same day afternoon. His Holiness will return from Gangtok on 27th March.

These information on the visit of HH Dalai Lama was shared during a press conference held today at the Chamber of Secretary Tourism and Civil Aviation, which was addressed by Tourism Secretary, KS Topgay, Ecclesiastical Department Secretary, Tenzing Geleg and Building and Housing Chief Engineer, C Zangpo.

It is informed that the arrangement for the Nepali and English translation on the teaching on 37 practices on bodhisattvas has also been made for the convenience of the people. 
It was further informed that the foreigners intending to visit Sikkim during the visit of His Holiness complete the formalities for the ILP in advance so that they would not have to suffer to attend the ceremonies.
 It has also been requested to the devotees interested to attend the ceremonies and prayers to make their own arrangements for transportation and lodging. However, the Transport Department has been requested for additional transportation for the convenience of the people.
Around 30,000 devotees have been expected to attend the consecration ceremony, it is informed.
A group of Tibetan Institute of Performance Arts [TIPA] from Dharamsala is also coming to perform the cultural items along with the troop from the Culture Department during the ceremony.
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