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Dalai-Lama-to-visit-ArunachalNew Delhi — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has confirmed his visit to Arunachal Pradesh in the second week of March next year," said recently elected AP Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who recently led a delegation to Dharamshala and expressed gratitude to the Tibetan leader.

The pious soul conveyed this to Chief Minister Pema Khandu when he along with his delegation had an audience in a city hotel at New Delhi recently and requested for His Holiness's benevolent visit to the state.

During the audience, Khandu said "I take this occasion to greet your Holiness to shower your radiance on the fellow beings in this vitiated milieu of unmitigated conflicts amongst the mankind."

"With all humility, I take the privilege of this audience with your Holiness to once again represent the aspirations of my people to be blessed with your benevolent visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Mr Khandu said.

"We are eagerly waiting for the cherished moments of your holy presence in Arunachal Pradesh". Khandu conveyed the prayers of the people of Arunachal for His Holiness's long years of cheerful health and extraordinary wisdom," Khandu continued.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his advice to the delegation called for adopting compassionate approach while dealing with the public. "You are public servants, so you should all come out from the party lines to live upto the people's aspirations" the Dalai Lama said.

The spiritual leader of Tibet also shared the pain of growing hatred in the world and said that no religion in the world advocates ill treatment to others. Peace and compassion should be adopted in letter and spirit to achieve the peace of mind, he advised.

"His Holiness humbly accepted the invitation and tentatively fixed the dates of his visit to Arunachal in second week of March 2017," the delegation said.

Khandu, 37, is the son of former Arunachal Pradesh CM Dorjee Khandu, who died in a helicopter crash in 2011. He served in Tuki's cabinet as minister.

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