DHARAMSALA: Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi today met Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Ms. Pelosi, was given a rousing welcome at the main temple of Mcleodganj in Dharamsala.
Thousands of Tibetan monks, nuns and others greeted US House speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday as she reached here to meet the Dalai Lama. She was accompanied by nine US Congressmen. Pelosi was instrumental in the US’ decision last year to confer the Dalai Lama with the Congressional Medal, a top US civilian honour.
The U S speaker said,”today we are here at a sad time to join you in shedding the bright light of truth on what is happening in Tibet, “the situation in Tibet is a challenge to the conscience of the world. What is happening, the world needs to know, Pelosi said, vowing to “help the people of Tibet.”
“We are with you to meet that challenge. We are with you in this challenge,” she said.