Sikkim celebrates 76th Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
GANGTOK, July 7.The celebrations marking the 76th Birth Anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Sara Jhe Dophenling Gumpa saw the assembly of devotees from all over capital to pay their tributes along with offering of prayers. The dignitaries who joined the two day long birthday celebrations of His Holiness were Minister HRDD Mr. N K Pradhan along with Minister for Power Mr. Sonam Gyatso, Area MLA Mr. Dorjee Namgyal and Deputy Mayor (GMC) Mr. Shakti Singh Choudhary.
The cheerful scenario was reverberating with traditional Tibetan folklore presented by school students and students from performing arts Kalimpong. Apart from lot of dancing enjoyed by the gathered devotees, there was musical burlesque of modern Tibetan songs by the band of 7 Vikas Regiment from Rabongla.
The struggle of Tibetans was captured in the frames in the Monastery under the title, “Journey in Exile” and “Long Look Home Ward”. A Photo Exhibition was inaugurated by the chief guest Minister HRDD Mr. N K Pradhan on the occasion of the birth day celebration of HH the Dalai Lama. Mr. Pradhan on the auspicious occasion said that words are less when speaking about a person of the stature of His Holiness. Adding more Mr. Pradhan stated that The Dalai Lama’s teachings are an ocean of wisdom and everyone should make an endeavor to assimilate them in their daily lives in order to make this land worth living.