Rahul Gandhi calls on Dalai Lama

Vibhor Mohan
Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, May 23
him.jpgCongress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was here today on a private visit, had an audience with the Dalai Lama and also interacted with Tibetan students at the Tibetan Community Village (TCV) school.

He also met the Tibetan Prime Minister, Mr Samdhong Rinpoche, and took a round of the main Tibetan temple and the museum, where he met a delegation of the striking medical students of the Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital.

At the TCV, Mr Gandhi appeared moved by young orphans in the baby home located on the campus. He took a round of the school building and discussed the Tibetan education policy with teachers of the school.060523054845SS.jpg

Mr Tsewang Yeshi, Executive Director of the TCV, said Mr Gandhi was an emerging youth leader and it was important for him to meet the world leaders like the Dalai Lama.

“He said some touching words to the very young orphans in the baby home. He was very sympathetic to the children and offered whatever help possible,” he said.

Asked if Mr Gandhi was here to seek the blessings of the Dalai Lama to start his political career, Mr Yeshi said “absolutely, that is why he made this short visit. Otherwise, from his busy schedule, he couldn’t have found time for this.”

On the Tibet issue, he said the Congress leaders had always supported the cause of the Tibetans and the Tibetan community was hopeful that Mr Gandhi would carry forward the legacy.

After giving a patient hearing to a delegation of striking doctors, Mr Gandhi said at present the cake of seats was very small and the government was only trying to make it big so that every student got a share. To this, the doctors replied that there would not be a corresponding increase in jobs.

Mr Gandhi gave his e-mail ID and asked the protesting doctors to pass on the relevant facts to him so that he could pass it on to the authorities concerned.

060523054153I5.jpgHolding placards, the medical students and resident doctors shouted anti-reservation slogans outside the TCV. Mr Gandhi stayed away from mediapersons, who had converged on the TCV.

Talking to The Tribune, Tibetan PM, Mr Rinpoche, said Mr Gandhi liked the weather and scenic24mayK2006.jpg surroundings of McLeodganj as it was his first visit to Dharamsala. He also asked questions about the flow of tourists in the area.

“It was a courtesy call as the Tibetan government-in-exile had always had very close relations with the Nehru family. He also took a round of the Tibetan library,” he said.

Dr Munish Saroch, general secretary of the Resident Doctors Association, said their demands included deferring the proposed hike in reservation and constitution of an expert commission to explore all aspects of the issue.

Photos courtesy: PHAYUL

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  1. From:-Sahasrabudhe Anand Sham,
    Shwetambari,Viveknagar,
    Akurdi,Pune,Maharashtra.
    Mo.No:-9423558236

    Bharat Ka suputra Honourable Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, is on a personal visit, had lot of support of audience with the Dalai Lama interaction with Tibetan students at the Tibetan Community Village (TCV) school.

    His healthy relations with Tibetan Prime Minister, Mr Samdhong Rinpoche, obviously prove one of the good sign of leadership.he proved his capacity and skill how to communicate,get interacted with audience of the striking medical students of the Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital.

    At the TCV, Mr Gandhi appeared moved by young orphans in the baby home located on the campus. He proved his outlook towards the people and discussed the Tibetan education policy with teachers of the school.

    Mr Tsewang Yeshi, Executive Director of the TCV, stated that Mr Gandhi was an emerging youth leader and he has strength and capacity to lead india.Obviously he has capacity to lead the world .also he can become one of the legend of G-8 Summit member.

    “He said some touching words to the very young orphans in the baby home. He shows his sensitivity towards children , very sympathetic to the children and offered whatever help possible.
    Honourable Bharat Ka Suputra obviously proves his dynamic deeds ,sensitivity towards children and enthusiasm.He can lead the nation and has capacity to shoulder all the responsibilities of nation ,praised by Honourable President George Bush(United States Of America).

    Yours Faithfully,
    Sahasrabudhe Anand sham.
    [email protected]

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