Dalai Lama leaves for Delhi for medical checkup

Dharamshala, Oct 8 (UNI) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama left for Delhi for a medical checkup on Sunday morning.

The spiritual leader arrived at the Kangra Airport from his Dharmshala palace in his car accompanied by monks.

Devotees were lined up in a queue to catch a glimpse of the Tibetan leader near his residence at Dharàmshala and at the Kangra airport.

Dalai Lama had earlier skipped the session for Taiwanese teachings scheduled for October 2-3 due to bad health. Meanwhile his upcoming visit to Sikkim was today postponed due to disaster in sikkim.

The sources close to His Holiness said that there was nothing to worry about and that the Tibetan guru would be back in the next couple of days.

The sources further said that the spiritual leader will arrive at hotel in the national capital today and will visit hospital, probably AIIMS for health check-up.

Earlier, Dalai Lama expressed grief over the loss of lives and widespread damage to property that occurred in Sikkim as a result of the flash floods on Tuesday night, an official statement of Dalai Lama’s office said.

The statement said, ” In a letter to Prem Singh Tamang, Chief Minister of Sikkim, today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his sadness about the loss of life and widespread damage to property that has occurred in Sikkim as a result of the flash flood that took place in the Teesta River Valley last night.”

Tibetan spiritual leader offered his condolences to families who had lost loved ones as well as others affected by this disaster, and pray for their welfare.

As a mark of his solidarity with the people of Sikkim, the Tibetan spiritual leader has asked the Dalai Lama Trust to make a donation towards relief and rescue efforts.

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