Dalai Lama to fast in today

August 30th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI  

Dharamsala, Aug 30 (ANI): The Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Samdong Rinpoche has said that the Dalai Lama, who has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai since Thursday, will take part in today’’s fast as there is no cause for concern.

“I just got information message from Mumbai that he will participate in the fast and he will also do prayers. He is not participating in the prayers amongst us in the temple, but he will do the same thing in the hospital,” said Rinpoche.

Personal doctors and aides to the Dalai Lama said he had a “mild problem” and would undergo more tests today. He is expected to be discharged from the hospital on Sunday.

The 73-year-old Dalai Lama was admitted to a hospital with “abdominal discomfort”. He had cancelled two foreign trips after complaining of fatigue.

In recent years, doctors have increased medical checks to ensure that the Dalai Lama stays in good health.

A 12-hour fast and prayers for peace and freedom is being organised by the Tibetan Solidarity Committee.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner had returned to Dharamsala on August 24 after a two-week visit to France mainly to give lectures on Buddhism, but during which he also criticised Chinese policies in Tibet. (ANI)

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