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Khandu graces �Tse Chu� fest

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ITANAGAR, June 24 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today attended the annual religious festival �Tse Chu� celebration at Khinmey Sangnag Chockorlling Monastery in Tawang along with Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi and Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi.

The celebration began with the colourful religious dances to commemorate the birth of Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Lopon Rinponche.

Dressed in their finest traditional outfits and jewelry, followers of Nyingmapa Guru from Tawang and West Kameng district gathered at Khinmey Gompa to celebrate the festival.

Masked dancers performed Cham dances. Astaras or the clowns mimicking the dancers entertained the audience.

The Chief Minister, in his speech, said the celebration is a moment to offer thanks to Guru Padmasambhava for blessing the land of Tawang.

�On this pious occasion, people from all walks of life cleanse themselves of any misfortunes and take this opportunity to accumulate spiritual merits and to attain enlightenment, which is the ultimate goal of Buddhists,� said Khandu.

Rijiju in his speech said the purpose of any religion is to bring out the goodness in the people. He said the occasion provides us that opportunity to imbibe the teachings of Lord Buddha in our daily life to lead a disciplined life and be compassionate towards every human being.

14th Thegtse Rinpoche Gyurmey Losel Gyatso said Lord Buddha was the one who had overcome five poisons � ignorance, jealousy, desire, attachment and anger. He also said to benefit the entire society we should be devoid of jealousy and work together for peace and harmony.

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Khandu graces �Tse Chu� fest

ITANAGAR, June 24 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today attended the annual religious festival �Tse Chu� celebration at Khinmey Sangnag Chockorlling Monastery in Tawang along with Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi and Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi.

The celebration began with the colourful religious dances to commemorate the birth of Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Lopon Rinponche.

Dressed in their finest traditional outfits and jewelry, followers of Nyingmapa Guru from Tawang and West Kameng district gathered at Khinmey Gompa to celebrate the festival.

Masked dancers performed Cham dances. Astaras or the clowns mimicking the dancers entertained the audience.

The Chief Minister, in his speech, said the celebration is a moment to offer thanks to Guru Padmasambhava for blessing the land of Tawang.

�On this pious occasion, people from all walks of life cleanse themselves of any misfortunes and take this opportunity to accumulate spiritual merits and to attain enlightenment, which is the ultimate goal of Buddhists,� said Khandu.

Rijiju in his speech said the purpose of any religion is to bring out the goodness in the people. He said the occasion provides us that opportunity to imbibe the teachings of Lord Buddha in our daily life to lead a disciplined life and be compassionate towards every human being.

14th Thegtse Rinpoche Gyurmey Losel Gyatso said Lord Buddha was the one who had overcome five poisons � ignorance, jealousy, desire, attachment and anger. He also said to benefit the entire society we should be devoid of jealousy and work together for peace and harmony.