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Dhasa: After an eight-day visit to Buddhist monasteries and schools in Nubra Valley, Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has returned to his home in Dharamshala. Boarding his plane at Thoise Airbase yesterday morning (July 28), His Holiness spoke highly of his trip, saying, "I am very happy that my programme here went on successfully and hope to visit again in future".
During the final day of his visit, His Holiness gave a lecture on Tsongkhapa's Lamtso Namsu to a 15,000-strong crowd at Disket Monastery, before giving a separate audience to 500 foreigners to whom he expounded the promotion of positive human values and inter-faith harmony. Later in the day, His Holiness inaugurated an eco-friendly building at Lamdon Model Primary School, where the room temperature during winter and summer is adapted using solar energy.
Finally, His Holiness attended a public talk by five Buddhist scholars, organised by the Nalanda and Atisha Buddhist associations. The former seeks to introduce Buddhism to young people, while the latter aims to teach essential Buddhist texts in local dialect.