NEW DELHI: Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, turned 86 today.
Each year, his birthday celebrations in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, were one of the most important events for the Tibetan population. However, this year Dalai Lama’s birthday will not be celebrated in Tsuglagkhang (popularly known as the Dalai Lama temple/monastery) in McLeodganj, Dharamshala, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Rather, the Kashag (Cabinet), the Central Tibetan Administration’s highest executive office, has issued an advisory advising people not to hold any congregations at all due to the pandemic situation.
Birthday wishes for his holiness Dalai Lama have been pouring in from all walks of life.
I extend my warm greetings and wishes to His Holiness the 14th @DalaiLama on his 86th birthday. May he continue to inspire humanity with his values, teachings and way of life. pic.twitter.com/lXXvhzSkTy
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) July 6, 2021
On the joyous occasion of His Holiness the 14th #DalaiLama’s birthday, my warmest wishes to the apostle of peace, beacon of hope & light to the world. I pray with deepest reverence for your excellent health & long life. May we all continue to be blessed by your love & affection. pic.twitter.com/x4D49YPQDe
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) July 6, 2021
On behalf of all my fellow Indians, wishing His Holiness the 14th @DalaiLama on his 86th birthday. We consider ourselves fortunate to be inculcating your values in our Delhi government school students through the medium of Happiness Curriculum. pic.twitter.com/WftjiUzb6C
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 6, 2021
Happy Birthday, His Holiness the @DalaiLama, bodhisattva of infinite compassion, patron saint of Tibet and epitome of highest human aspirations. May Your Holiness continue to enjoy exuberant health and live for eons and eons to guide all beings to happiness, wisdom and dignity. pic.twitter.com/ttIkPgdcYI
— Sikyong Penpa Tsering (@SikyongPTsering) July 6, 2021
Happiest 86th birthday anniversary to the messenger for peace,harmony and universal brotherhood. I pray to the enlightened ones for your good health and long life.# happy birthday to# His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. pic.twitter.com/XuQDVm4Ssl
— Ratneswar Chakma (@RatneswarChakma) July 6, 2021