Dalai Lama to visit Kochi tomorrow

Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader will make his first ever visit to Kochi tomorrow. On his busy schedule he will be attending a series of events.  He will be delivering the inaugural lecture at the seminar on ‘Beyond conflict to reconciliation: The challenge of the 21st century’ organised by the International Association for Religious Freedom at the Catholic Renewal Centre.

The Friends of Tibet is all set to welcome Lama and they have lined up a series of Tibet related programmes.  Friends of Tibet have been organising couple of exhibitions as part of the welcoming programme. An exhibition of select cartoons on the Tibetan issues is going on at the Kashi Art Cafe, Fort Kochi. The other one is an exhibition of the photographs on Tibet and Dalai Lama along with the artifacts from Tibet. These will be on display at the Gateway Hotel on Saturday. The artifacts include coins and currencies from the then independent Tibet, a radio used by Dalai Lama and the banned Tibetan National Flag.