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Sikkim Chief Secretary reviews preparations for Dalai Lama’s visit

First Published: 18th September, 2023 18:21 IST

The Dalai Lama is scheduled to visit Sikkim from October 10-14.

The Sikkim Government is leaving no stone unturned in preparing for the upcoming visit of spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Himalayan state on October 10.

In this regard, a crucial meeting was chaired today by Chief Secretary, V.B. Pathak, at the Teesta Lounge of Tashiling Secretariat.

The meeting discussed the tentative programme schedule and groundwork preparations for His Holiness’s visit.

The Dalai Lama is scheduled to visit Sikkim from October 10-14.

Chairing the review meeting with senior state government officials at the secretariat, Pathak issued directives for the logistical and security arrangements in Sikkim for the duration of the Dalai Lama’s visit to the state.

The chief secretary held detailed discussions with officials with regard to security arrangements in Paljor stadium on October 11 where a large number of devotees will gather to take the blessings of the Tibetan spiritual leader.

The meeting concluded with the decision to reconvene in the coming days to further review the progress on the preparations for His Holiness’s visit and to accordingly address any additional concerns or developments that may arise during this period.

The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary, Home, A. Sudhakar Rao, SP, Gangtok, Tenzing Loden Lepcha, DIG, Special Branch, Pratap Pradhan, Secretary, Planning, Rinzing Chewang Bhutia, Secretary, Home, Tashi Chocho, Secretary, IPR, Karma D. Youtso, Secretary, Transport, Raj Yadav, Secretary, IT, Yogendra Sharma, Special Secretary, Ecclesiastical Department, Kincho Doma Lepcha, and officials from various line departments.

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