• Short Summary

    Spinning prayer wheels, burning incense, showers of flower petals and a cheering crowd greeted the Dalai Lama-Tibet's exiled spiritual and temporal ruler-on his arrival at "Swarag Ashram" (Abode in the Heavens), a semi-permanent residence placed at his disposal eight miles from Dharamshala, a small north Indian holiday town in the Kangra hills.

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    Spinning prayer wheels, burning incense, showers of flower petals and a cheering crowd greeted the Dalai Lama-Tibet's exiled spiritual and temporal ruler-on his arrival at "Swarag Ashram" (Abode in the Heavens), a semi-permanent residence placed at his disposal eight miles from Dharamshala, a small north Indian holiday town in the Kangra hills.

    Accompanied by members of his family and retinue, the Dalai Lama left Mussoorie, north-west India, Apr 30, and travelled by special train to Pathankot. The last sixty miles to Dharamshala was completed by car. Mussoorie has been his home since he fled from Tibet just over a year ago.

    Connected to Dharamshala by a winding road built by local labour, "Swarag Ashram"--a former British hill-station--presents no security problem. There are Indian military cantonments both in and around the town, and the area is full of troops.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FUF9TNJHUT1G4P9LXCO73O9S
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FUF9TNJHUT1G4P9LXCO73O9S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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