Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 18 December 2009 (By Nida Khan, MyNews.in) - Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today hailed the Indian government for the support extended by it to Tibetans, who had taken refuge in the country.
Talking to reporters here, the spiritual leader, who was here en route to Gulbarga, said the Indian government ''has been of immense help to Tibetans in the last 50 years''.
''India's support to Tibetans, especially in providing modern education, is laudable,'' he added.
Recalling the efforts being made to protect Buddhist culture in the country, he said more and more Indians, especially those from Ladakh, were joining the monastaries set up in the country for theological studies, he added. Thespiritual leader would leave for Gulbarga by a chartered helicopter tomorrow for a spiritual discourse at the 'Siddhartha Buddha Vihar'.