Imphal: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will arrive here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Manipur, officials said. This will be his second trip to India’s Northeast after his April visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh told IANS on Monday that the government had declared the Dalai Lama a state guest. “We will extend a warm welcome to him. He will be given all facilities as an honoured guest,” he said.
On Wednesday, the Dalai Lama will be given a public reception at the Convention Centre here. It will be followed by a felicitation programme at the same venue.
The Dalai Lama will interact with members of the public and dignitaries.
The Dalai Lama, who has lived in India in self-imposed exile since fleeing his homeland in 1959, is coming to Manipur at the invitation of the Speaker of the Manipur Assembly.
His Arunachal Pradesh visit had sparked a diplomatic row between India and China.