TAWANG, April 8 - Rashtriya Syawamsevak Sangh (RSS) has launched a campaign for awarding Bharat Ratna, the country�s highest civilian honour to Nobel Laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
The campaign was launched on April 6, a day before Dalai Lama reached Tawang in West Kameng district yesterday in the face of protests by China.
�We have so far collected some 5,000 signatures. We will submit our plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after getting 25,000 signatures,� district Rashtriya Syawamsevak Sangh leader Lhundup Chosang, who is spearheading the campaign said.
�Dalai Lama deserves the Bharat Ratna as he has said that he is a son of India and feels honoured to be the longest serving guest of this great country,� Chosang said. An online campaign has also been going on, demanding the award for Dalai Lama. � PTI