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Buddha guru seventh Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche of Himachal Pradesh Dharamsala is scheduled to arrive at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.

He will be accompanied by secretary general of International Buddhist Confederation Ven Dr Dhammapiya.

The religious leaders have been invited to grace ‘Indigenous Faith Day’ celebration organized by Donyi Polo Cultural & Charitable Trust and Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh.

The programme will be held at Pasighat Donyi Polo Central Gangging (prayer hall) on Sunday next.

Besides the Buddha gurus, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu, Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Golay, director of Delhi based Vivekananda International Foundation Arvind Gupta and its former director Nirmal Chander Vij are scheduled to attend the programme.

Besides several other dignitaries and foreign delegates from Poland, Urmenia and Litunia are invited to the programme, informed the organizers.

The organizers are working round the clock in preparatory works including constructing pandals and management of fooding and lodging accommodation for the VIPs and guests invited to the programme.

There is a ‘Bhumi Pujan’ programme at Central Gangging on the occasion, which the organizers are planning to perform with priests following traditional belief of Abotani tribes.

The major tribes living in Arunachal Pradesh including Nyishi, Adi, Galo, Apatani and Miri (Mising) of neighbouring Assam, who migrated from Tibet in ancient time are considered as descendants of Abotani.

Meanwhile, Khandu along with the state’s home minister Bamang Felix and top ranking police officials inspected the Bhumi Pujan site at Pasighat Central Donyi Polo Gangging and took stock of the preparatory works.

East Siang district administration also conducted meeting to review law and order situation on the wake of VIP’s arrival at Pasighat to attend the celebration.

Prafulla Kaman

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