Dalai Lama to visit Hyderabad on Feb 11

Wed 08 Feb 2017, 12:00:40

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will arrive in the city on a two-day visit from February 11.Chief Secretary SP Singh on Tuesday convened a meeting with senior officials from departments concerned to discuss necessary arrangements. Police officials would also chip in to ensure foolproof security to the visiting dignitary.

A 10-member delegation assisted by two liaison officers from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) would also be arriv3 here. The Dalai Lama would land at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad on a SpiceJet flight from Vijayawada at 10.30 am on February 11 and would proceed to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy where he would deliver a lecture.

After spending the night at the academy, he would lay the foundation stone for the South Asia Hub of the Dalai Lama Centre for Ethics and Transformative Values on February 12 at 9.15

am at Khanaguda. This would be followed by plantation of saplings on the same premises. He would later give a brief presentation on his plans.

The spiritual leader’s motorcade would then proceed to Cyber City Convention Centre where he would deliver a public talk on ‘Beyond Religion: Ethics Values and Well being’, officials said.

He would reach Novotel Hotel where he would have a luncheon with Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and other invited guests. From Novotel Hotel, the motorcade would proceed to the RGIA where he would board a chartered flight to Amritsar, officials added.

MEA Director and Liaison officer Guru Sharan Singh and Chief Security Liaison officer RC Thakur would accompany Dalai Lama. A translator, Tenzin Wangdu, would also accompany him.

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