July 24, 2009 :Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, released the book ‘Dalai Lama: A Study’ authored by renowned scholar and educationist Prof. Som P.Ranchan, here today. The author peeps into the personality of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader, religious preacher and leader of Tibetan Government in exile. The author has observed the Nobel Laureate from close quarters and narrated his experiences in the book.
Chief Minister congratulated Prof. Ranchan for bringing out such an important publication which would go a long way in helping the research scholars in carrying more intensive research in Buddhism and those writing on the personality of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
He said that it has always been a pleasure and a dream come true opportunity, for any person to share some moments with His Holiness and be blessed. He said that the experiences of the author about His Holiness shared in the book were different to the others who wrote about his personality. He appreciated the endeavour of the author to write on different aspects and bring out suitable publication to share the same with the readers.