DHARAMSHALA, January 13: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Kolkata yesterday for a series of events, including a talk on secular ethics ‘A Human Approach to World Peace’ at Presidency University in Kolkata.
On his arrival at the airport, around 150 Tibetans welcomed the Tibetan leader who stopped for a brief meeting with them. Among the Tibetans were some 30 Muslims from Srinagar.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama lighting a candle at the tomb of Mother Teresa as the sisters sing hymns of praise during his visit to the Missionaries of Charity’s Mother House in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on January 12, 2015. (Photo by Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)
The 79 year old Nobel Laureate visited Mother Teresa’s tomb and paid his respects to Mother Teresa by lighting a candle before a portrait of the late founder of the Missionary and a fellow Nobel laureate, whom he had met briefly in 1988 in England.
The Archbishop of Kolkata, in his welcome remarks, said it was a blessing to have their amidst His Holiness, calling it “a true gift for Christmas and the New Year.”
“And yet peace is not something we celebrate only because of the season. His Holiness is a perpetual apostle of peace,” said the Archbishop.