Dalai Lama drinks coconut water at Naveen Nivas, praises hospitality

Bhubaneswar: The Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Peace laureate Dalai Lama on arrival of his three-day Odisha visit today lauded Naveen Patnaik as one of the longest serving Chief Minister and admired him for winning people's trust and respect.

Speaking to media persons, the 82-year-old Buddhist monk said, 'Naveen Patnaik is one of the longest serving Chief Minister of the country and more importantly, he has won the people's trust and respect. So, I admire him.'

'Tibetan people, who have been staying here, are very happy and the State is very kind to them,' he added.

On his part, the Chief Minister said, 'I am honoured that his Holiness Dali Lama is visiting Odisha, and, it is the second time that I met him as Chief Minister of the State.'

The monk drank coconut water during his courtesy visit with Naveen and highly praised the hospitality of the Chief Minister.

Notably, the Buddhist monk reached here today on a three-day Odisha visit. 

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