The Dalai Lama consecrates monastery in Arunachal Pradesh

Around 10,000 people greeted the Dalai Lama at the Thubchok Gatsel Ling Monastery.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2017 19:28 IST
AP, Guwahati
Dalai Lama,Monastery,Arunachal Pradesh
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.(AP Photo)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has consecrated a Buddhist monastery for religious purposes in India’s remote northeast, ignoring Chinese warning that his visit to a disputed border region would damage bilateral relations with India.

Indian official Jemba Tshering said nearly 10,000 people, some of them from neighbouring Bhutan, greeted the Dalai Lama on Thursday at the Thubchok Gatsel Ling Monastery in Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh. China considers Arunachal Pradesh as its own territory.

The Dalai Lama’s website said he separately addressed young monks and a study group.

The Indian governor and the top elected official of Arunachal Pradesh accompanied him.

First Published: Apr 06, 2017 14:06 IST