Dharamsala, HP, India, 6 July 2012 (phayul.com) - Thousands of Tibetans, Indians, Chinese, and foreign tourists filled the courtyard of the Tsug-la Khang, the main temple in Dharamsala today to wish His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his 77th birthday.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greeted by well-wishes on his arrival at the Main Tibetan Temple at the start of celebrations in honor of his 77th birthday in Dharamsala, India, on July 6, 2012. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|
Tibetan Parilament in Exile Speaker Penpa Tsering and head of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangey welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the start of celebrations in honor of his 77th birthday in Dharamsala, India, on July 6, 2012. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
Traditional Tibetan song and dance being performed during celebrations honoring the 77th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, on July 6, 2012. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
The 77-year-old Tibetan leader who last year devolved all his political authorities to the elected leadership noted that he personally didn’t consider celebrating birthdays important.
“For me, every day is a new day, and every day is an opportunity to benefit others.