Dharamsala: The Tibetans in-exile in India on Wednesday celebrated the 81st birthday of their spiritual head the 14th Dalai Lama. Born on July 6, 1935 in Taktser, China, the 14th Dalai Lama, is one of the longest serving Dalai Lama’s of the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism.
Including the head quarters at Dharamsala, Dalai Lama’s birthday was celebrated at various places in India.
Spokesperson of Tibetan government in-exile, Tashi Phungstok said, “There will be few prize distributions and a book release. There will also be dances by different schools. The celebration will be attended by the Sikyong, who is the leader of the Central Tibetan Administration Sikyong and speaker of Tibetan parliament in-exile.”
Expressing happiness, Lhakpa Tsering, a retired Tibetan official said Dalai Lama’s 81st birthday is being celebrated at Tibetan settlement called Mundgod, Karnataka and that is also one of the biggest settlements.
The Dalai Lama has been conferred the Noble Peace Prize, the Templeton Prize and many honorary degrees and other awards.