2 Nobel Laureates Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama to Meet Today

An another feather is going to be added to Himachal Pradesh, as two globally acknowledged Noble laureates will meet at the Tibetan headquarters in Mcleodganj on Friday.

DHARAMSHALA: An another feather is going to be added to Himachal Pradesh, as two globally acknowledged Noble laureates will meet at the Tibetan headquarters in Mcleodganj on Friday.

The Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be visiting the exile Tibetan headquarters of Dharamshala on Friday to meet his old friend His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

He has earlier invited Dalai Lama to Pretoria on October 7 last year on the eve of his 80th birthday in South Africa(SA). But Dalai Lama was not granted visa by the SA government, which triggered row between Desmond Tutu and the SA government.

Later, visa row got a new twist when the high court of Cape Town dismissed the plea on review and set aside the refusal decision. The plea was moved by two MPs of South Africa, Prince Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi and Mosiuoa Lekota, maintaining that government's decision to grant entry visa to Dalai Lama was unreasonably and unlawfully delayed.

"Desmond Tutu is right now in Delhi and would be reaching here on Friday to meet Dalai Lama," said Tenzin Atisha, spokesperson of the central Tibetan administration.

Archbishop Tutu is on a five-day visit to India to create awareness on an initiative "Girls not brides", a global partnership to end child marriage. It is expected that more solidarity vigils will be observed by the Tibetans in exile as the Desmond Tutu meets the Dalai Lama on Friday.