Bhubaneswar; The Tibetan holy guru, Dalai Lama, has said that India and China should live peacefully.

“Small incidents like the Dokalam stand-off would happen but India and China need each other and should live peacefully”, he told meida persons here on Monday while speaking on Indo-China relations. He said that the Dokalam issue is “not important”.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, who arrived here on a two day visit to the state on Monday, met the chief minister Naveen Patnaik.  After landing  at Bhubaneswar airport, Dalai Lama straight drove to chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s resident Naveen Nivas for the meeting. He was received by Naveen offering a shawl and a filigree silver Konark wheel.

Dalai Lama hailed the Naveen’s way of running the state affairs and said that the trust and belief of the people have kept him in power  for so long a period. The holy guru spend about 25 minutes in Naveen Nivas.

The 82-year-old Buddhist monk will be confered with the 10th KISS Humanitarian Award by KISS University, here on Tuesday. He will later address over 27,000 tribal students of KISS founded by Achyut Samanta.