associate of the Dalai Lama, has been named chancellor of the Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies in Madhya Pradesh, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said Wednesday.
‘It is a highest recognition of Tibetan scholars in general and the
remarkable and invaluable Tibetan Buddhist tradition in particular,’ the
CTA said in a statement.
Rinpoche, 74, was the first directly elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile for 10 years from 2001. He took exile in 1959 along with the Dalai Lama after fleeing his homeland.