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Exhausted Dalai Lama’s Sikkim visit cancelled

Dalai Lama.
Dalai Lama.

(TibetanReview.net, Feb04, 2018) – The planned visit of the Dalai Lama to India’s northeastern border state of Sikkim has been cancelled on Feb 1 on recommendation by doctors in New Delhi following a routine medical checkup. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet was to visit the Himalayan state from Mar 20 to 29.

The Dalai Lama had earlier declared on Jan 31, following the medical checkup, that he was in excellent health. And he also pointed out that being now 82 years old, his feeling of exhaustion has been growing over the last couple of years or so. He also pointed out that he had been pretty busy over the past nearly one month and half months, suggesting that he would need some rest.

The cancellation was conveyed with deep regret by Secretary Mr Tenzin N Taklha of the Office of HH the Dalai Lama in a Feb 1 letter to the organizers of the visit. He was quoted as saying, writing to Secretary Samten Dolma of the state government’s Ecclesiastical Department, “Physicians have recommended that His Holiness cut down on his travels and not to exert himself. Unfortunately, we have therefore decided to cancel the visit to Sikkim.”

The letter was cited as explaining that the Dalai Lama was showing signs of exhaustion, indicating that the visit to eight towns and cities in India over the past couple of months turned out to be much too long.

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