Eight years after his last visit— Tawang is dressing up to welcome His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, on Friday. Residents of this town mostly of Monpas, were out on the streets, brooms in hand, and cleaning up every day. fresh coats of paint applied to shops and embankments on the roadside. And, thousands of strings carrying religious flags and coloured clothes with mantras inscribed on them had come up on the both side of the road from the helipad to Tawang Monastery, where the Dalai Lama will stay .
PHOTO STORY by Namgey Tsering