His Holiness will first visit Amabaran, an ancient Buddhist place in the Akhnoor border belt. "We expect him to address an expected gathering of 50,000 people at Ambran," Health Minister Sham Lal told reporters on Tuesday.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate will also impart wisdom to a group of school children in Akhnoor, and inaugurate a photo exhibition in Kala Kendra on the Amabaran Buddhist site.
In view of His Holiness' visit, Director of Tourism, R S Mehta convened a meeting with the representatives of Travel, Trade and Hotel Associations to discuss necessary arrangements and security measures to ensure his visit goes smoothly.
Banners, hoardings and advertisements were put up to create an atmosphere of utmost welcome for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The Buddhist leader's visit will give a much-needed boost to pilgrim tourism in the Jammu division.