HH Dalai Lama and Ranjit Barthakur, Mcleod Ganj - Dharamshala
On April 02, 2017, His Holiness Dalai Lama stopped over at Guwahati en-route his visit to Arunachal Pradesh. The World shared an emotional moment through the reunion of His Holiness and Retired Havildar Shri Naren Chandra Das, the lone survivor of the Assam Rifles Group, who escorted His Holiness Dalai Lama to Tawang, 58 years ago.
Naresh Kumar Das is our neighbour of the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark & we have been humbled by his felicitation to three of our Botanists Shri Kamison Mili from Mishing Community,Shri Rajen Kurmi and Shri Bhadra Nahak at the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark on April 08, 2017. They are also the recipients of the Balipara Foundation Awards 2017.
Post his visit to the North East, Founder Trustee, Mr. Ranjit Barthakur, was fortunate & had the honour and privilege to meet with His Holiness, in Dharmashala, on the 17th April, 2017.
A private meeting was led by Mr. Shyam Saran, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Former Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Former Foreign Secretary and Chairman, National Security Advisory Board & Mrs. Sudha Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, Sahapedia. The core focus of the meeting was extensively on social ethics, compassion & the development of Tibetan arts culture & literature relevant to Community Living. The
He also went on to meet with His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorji. We are honoured with the gift of his book –“The Heart is Noble-Changing the World Inside Out” he presented Ranjit. We were honoured to be present to witness the Tibetan scriptures done before 1800 AD.
The experience with His Holiness was truly divine and one of the best hours peppered with moments to be treasured for a life time.