Dec 14 (Tibet Post International): His Holiness the Dalai Lama on a 3-day visit to the Tibetan settlement in Kalimpong in north-east India inaugurated the newly built temple of Gaden Tharpa Choeling Monastery on Dec. 12. In his speech read-out by Mr Phurbu Tsering, secretary of the monastery, His Holiness said, “… historically and culturally, the area of Kalimpong had a long, close and developed relationship between India and Tibet, this monastery is also one of oldest Tibetan monasteries in India. I have visited the monastery first time in 1956 to attend the 2500th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Lord Buddha, and then shortly in 1959.”
His Holiness will visit four areas of north- eastern states of India, Sikkim and West Bengal, December 12-24, 2010.
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