Dalai Lama Donates US$ 43,000 For Tawang Hospital Building

PTI, Nov 12, 2009

TAWANG, India -- Tibetan Spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Nov 9 inaugurated a district hospital here and donated Rs two million (US$ 43,000) for its building on the second day of his visit to India’s Arunachal Pradesh.

The Dalai Lama inaugurated the Kahndo-Dowa Songma Tawang district hospital and consecrated a Buddhist statue at its entrance.

Later he visited the Yid-Ta-G-Choezin ground where he planted saplings and also distributed some of them among the thousands of devotees assembled there.

Addressing the devotees, the 74-year-old Tibetan monk asked the younger generation to join monasteries to carry forward Buddha’s message of peace.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Dorjee Kandu urged the people to preserve the Buddhist culture in this part of the country.

The Dalai Lama, who arrived here Nov 8 on a four-day visit, had rebuffed China for objectng the visit.