Dalai Lama cancels visit to Sikkim & Karnataka after doctors advice him rest

Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has cancelled his trip to Sikkim and Karnataka scheduled to be held in November and December on the advice of doctors following a recent bout of the flu, his office informed on Friday.

The statement from his office stated that the doctors have stated that his trip could hamper his full recovery.

The statement from Dalai Lama’s office on cancellation of Sikkim, Karnataka trip also said, “In view of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s recent bout of the flu, his personal physicians have strongly advised that any travel will be taxing for His Holiness and more importantly, hamper his full recovery.”

The statement further said “therefore, after careful consideration, decided that he will not visit Sikkim in the month of November 2023 and South India (Bylakuppe and Hunsur) scheduled in the second half of November to mid-December 2023.”

Further updating, his office added that there would be no change to His Holiness’ planned visit to Bodhgaya starting in the second half of December 2023.


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