The Dalai Lama's 85th Birthday: Tibetans To Mark 'Year Of Gratitude'

The Dalai Lama turns 85 on July 6

New Delhi:

The Dalai Lama turns 85 on July 6. The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also called Tibetan government-in-exile, stated in a press release on Friday, that Tibetans around the globe will observe ’12 months of Gratitude’ beginning July 1.

The Kashag – the Tibetan parliament – will mark the 14th Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday with a sequence of digital occasions worldwide. The ’12 months of Gratitude’ will probably be noticed from July 1 to June 30, 2021. 

In a particular dialog with NDTV earlier this month, the Dalai Lama stated, he’s proud that each mentally and bodily, he’s the son of India. “For greater than 50 years, this physique has survived with India’s dal and rice”, he stated. Forward of his 85th birthday, the Tibetan non secular chief stated “spiritually India is our residence and democratic nation”.

The ’12 months of Gratitude’ will probably be marked in appreciation of all of the Dalai Lama’s “excellent contributions”. The main focus will probably be on sharing and celebrating his teachings, the CTA assertion stated.

The primary celebrations are scheduled on July 6, when round 50 dignitaries will collect on the Tibetan parliament at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, Lobsang Sangay, the CTA president, advised information company PTI.

There will probably be restrictions on the variety of dignitaries on the Tibetan parliament, as per the Residence Ministry’s tips to curb the unfold of coronavirus, the CTA stated.

Folks in Tibetan localities all through India will mark the day and there will probably be ceremonies and festivities, whereas guaranteeing that the strict tips for COVID-19 are adopted.


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