RSS chief meets Dalai Lama; ‘religious & humanitarian issues discussed’

Dharamshala, Dec 20 (UNI): The Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat held a meeting at the former’s residence at McLeodganj on Monday before the latter left for Delhi.

RSS leader Indresh Kumar said, “The two leaders held a 50-minute closed door meeting at the Dalai Lama’s residence. This meeting of both the prominent personalities is considered important for world peace, public welfare and Tibet issue. Mohan Bhagwat was in Kangra district on a five-day tour which concluded Monday.”


During his stay here, Bhagwat remained away from the media. He, however, held a number of meetings with RSS functionaries, ex-servicemen, RSS swayamsevaks and other dignitaries, besides paying obeisance at different temples of the valley, including Bajjreshwari temple and Chintpurni.

Kumar told mediapersons that during the meeting between the two leaders the Dalai Lama said India is the best example of religious harmony for world peace and free from conflicts. The Dalai Lama said today world peace is need of the hour.

RSS leader Indresh Kumar said the RSS chief told the Dalai Lama that “our Indian culture is inclusive, which takes everyone along. India is the world’s best model of religious harmony”.

President of the Tibetan government-in-exile Pempa Tsering said, “I was not in the meeting, but humanitarian and religious issues have been discussed between Dalai Lama and RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat. India’s support to Tibet has been continuously received; India has been advocating the independence of the country, Tibet and Mohan Bhagwat assured full public support to the Tibetan cause of independence.”

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