His Holiness Dalai Lama’s Birthday Celebration

Date:   Wed Jul 06, 2016 - Wed Jul 06, 2016
Location:   Aurobindo Institute of Indian Culture, Shillong , Hosts:   Asian Confluence

To commemorate the 81st birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness Dalai Lama, Core Group for Tibetan Cause, an apex coordinating body of Tibet Support groups all over India, in collaboration with the Aurobindo Ashram and Asian Confluence organised a daylong event on the joyous occasion. Hundreds of people from the Tibetan community in Shillong among others took part in what was the “first public celebration of the spiritual leader’s birthday in the North East”.
On the occasion, Chief Adviser to the State Government, Mr. D. D. Lapang recollected his first meeting with the 14th Dalai Lama during the latter’s first visit to Shillong in 2014. “The Dalai Lama is an ocean of wisdom. He took up a dual role of a political leader as well as a religious figure for the Tibetans,” Mr. Lapang said. Former minister, Manas Chaudhuri observed that July 6, 2016 marked the confluence of three religious events – the celebration of the Rath Yatra, Eid-Ul-Fitre and the birthday celebrations of H. H. Dalai Lama. Also present during the celebrations was Mr. B. B. Dutta, President of Aurobindo Ashram who opined that “Political and spiritual struggle are inseparable” while highlighting the theme of ‘Peace and Environment of Himalayan region’ for Dalai Lama’s 81st birthday.
NPP MLA James Sangma extended sympathy to the cause of the Tibetan people. Observing that over 150 people resorted to self immolation for the cause, he said that their sacrifice will not go in vain. The programme highlighted the freedom struggle of the Tibetans by way of a photo exhibition on the life of the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness Dalai Lama's Birthday Celebration