Paris, 9 July: Around hundred Tibet supporters, including French parliamentarians and diplomats, representatives from different associations joined the celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 78th birthdayat a reception organised by the Bureau du Tibet, Paris.
The reception was held at the premise of French National Assembly, facilitated by the Tibet Group in the French lower house.
Speaking at the occasion, the Group President Mr. Jean Patrick Gilles exhorted to follow on the three life long commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and expressed Group’s continued support to the legitimate cause of Tibet.
Mr. Ngodup Dorjee, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to EU also addressed the gathering and thanked the French people and the parliamentarians for their support.
Earlier on 6 and 7 July, the Tibetan Community in France organised two-days of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday celebration that also marked the launch, for the first time in France, of a Tibetan Opera “Lhamo” group who performed to the delight of the local Tibetans and French audience.