His Holiness the Dalai Lama to address Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today left for a two-day visit to Shimla, the capital of northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, from 18-19 March.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address the convocation of Himachal Pradesh University on the morning of 19 March. Top Indian government officials, including Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Governor Urmila Singh, will be present on the occasion. It may be recalled that, when Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay visited the Himachal Pradesh University last November, Vice-Chancellor Prof. A. D. N. Bajpai requested him to facilitate a visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the university.

His Holiness will also visit Jonang monastery and inaugurate a temple at Dorje Drak monastery on 18 March. He will give a teaching at the Central School for Tibetans on the same day.

His Holiness will leave Shimla for New Delhi, where he will give a talk on ‘Success, Ethics and Happiness’ at Lady Shri Ram College for Women on 20 March.