Dalai Lama attends int’l cricket match at D’sala

October 19, 2014 3:48 pm0 commentsViews: 122
His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting Indian Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni before the Indian-West Indies match in Dharamsala, HP, India on October 17, 2014. (Photo courtesy /Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting Indian Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni before the Indian-West Indies match in Dharamsala, HP, India on October 17, 2014. (Photo courtesy /Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)

(TibetanReview.net, Oct19, 2014) – On invitation by Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), the Dalai Lama on Oct 17 attended the fourth one-day international match between India and West Indies at the HPCA stadium in Dharamshala. He met with each member and support staff of both the teams with the presentation of traditional Tibetan ceremonial scarves.

He was joined by Mr PK Dhumal, former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, and Mr Anurag Thakur, President of HPCA and Member of Parliament.

MrSanjay Sharma, spokesman of HPCA, told the media that it was a great honour to have the Dalai Lama present at the match given the fact that he is usually travelling around the world.

The Dalai Lama watched the match for about an hour.

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