Dalai Lama video with a kid goes viral, Tibetian leader tenders apology 

Tibetan Spiritual leader,  Dalai Lama tendered an apology expressing regret for his action after a video went viral on Social media showing the Tibetan leader kissing a kid on Monday.

Soon after Vedio rounds in the Social media secretary to the Dalai Lama office in Dharmshala issued a statement o behalf of the Dalai Lama.

The statement mentioned that a video clip has been shared showing His Holiness  Dalai Lama if he could give him a hug. The statement said that the Tibetan leader wishes to apologize to the boy.”  and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his words may have caused”.  

“His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident” the statement mentioned.

The statement came soon after Social media flooded with a purported video showing  Dalai Lama kissing a child on his lips and then asking him to “suck his tongue” later also got a number of comments.

The Vedio was shoot during the audience of followers as a boy leaned to pay respect to the monk, sticking his tongue out as he asked the child to suck it.

  “Can you suck my tongue,” he is heard asking the minor boy in the video.  The video evoked angry reactions from Twitter users. 

 Sharing the video, Twitter user Joost Brokers wrote, “So the Dalai Lama is kissing an Indian boy at a Buddhist event and even tries to touch his tongue. 

He actually says “suck my tongue”. Now why would he do that?”  This is unbecoming and no one should justify this ill-conduct of @Dalai Lama,” wrote another Twitter user Deepika Pushkar Nath.  

.  Last month, the Dalai Lama named a US-born Mongolian boy as the 10th Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche, the third highest rank in Tibetan Buddhism.  

The move to anoint the eight-year-old as the third highest lama in Tibetan Buddhism is likely to irk China, which has been adamant that it will only recognize Buddhist leaders chosen by its own government. 

Meanwhile, Beijing has accused the Dalai Lama of fomenting separatism in Tibet and it does not recognize the Central Tibetan Administration ( CTA ), which represents about 100,000 exiled Tibetans living in around 30 countries including India, the United States, Nepal, and Canada. 

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