Dalai Lama to return to Kumbh after 12 years

The spiritual leader of the Tibetans, the Dalai Lama, will be staying here during Kumbh for three days in February. The last time he visited Kumbh was in 2001. This time, he will be delivering discourses, meeting spiritual leaders and also participate in a meeting by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. A spokesperson for Himalaya Baudh Sanskritik Sansthan, which has been allotted land in the Mela area to set up a camp for the Lamas, said that the Dalai Lama would be inaugurating the camp where around 250 Lamas are expected to come.

Allahabad spokesperson of VHP Pawan Srivastava said that a meeting of various religions, including Jains and Buddhists, in which the Dalai Lama would be participating, has been called on February 5.

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