I can’t help but picture “The Sound of Music….”
Two Tibetan nuns have arrived in a hill town in northern India to meet their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
They arrived days after dramatically fleeing Tibet. One of the nuns has reportedly complained of being sick.
Sources in the town of Dharamsala confirmed to the BBC that the much-awaited former political prisoners had reached the town from Nepal.
The women became well-known in Tibetan circles worldwide for songs they composed while they were imprisoned.
The two nuns are reported to have been released from jail recently, after having been held along with other nuns in Tibet’s notorious Drapchi prison. Rigzin Choekyi served 12 years in prison and Lhundrub Zangmo nine.
While in jail in 1993, they secretly recorded songs about the Dalai Lama and Tibet’s future – the tape that was smuggled out and finally reached the Western world.
After this, they came to be popularly known as the singing nuns.