MOSCOW: The 78th birthday of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama, the supreme spiritual leader and saviour of Tibet, was celebrated on 6th July in Moscow and in three traditional Buddhist Republics of Russian Federation.
The President of Tuva Republic, Speaker of Parliament, and Khenpo Lama of Tuva Republic sent congratulations to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The prayer for the long life of His Holiness was held in Kyzyl, capital of Tuva Republic.( Details can be viewed at www.dharmatuva.ru)
In Ulan Ude, capital of Buryat Republic, His Holiness’s birthday celebration was organised by Green Tara Dharma Center and Tibetan Association at Central Hall, which has a capacity of 800 seats and it was house full. In his welcome speech, Rev. Geshe Jampa Thinley, Head of Green Tara Center, narrated the noble activities of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Deputy Khenpo Lama of Buryat Republic and Ven. Tenpa Gyatso Mogru, member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, gave speech on the joyous occasion of His Holiness’ birthday. The birthday cake of 50 kg was distributed to the public. The event was covered by Republic’s TV, radio and news papers. (Details at www.geshe.ru)
In Elista, capital of Kalmyk Republic, His Holiness’ birthday was celebrated at the Buddhist Temple, which is the biggest Buddhist temple in European part of Russia. (Details at www.buddhismkalmykia.ru)
In Moscow, Tibet Culture and Information Center, which is the official agency of Centrtal Tibetan Administration, hosted the dinner reception at restaurant Tibet in the center of the capital. It was attended by 65 guests: members of parliament, scholars, journalists, representatives of the Dharma Centers, friends and supporters of Tibet and Tibetans. Welcoming the guests from different aspects of life, the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States, Dr. Nawang Rabgyal, spoke about the view and vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It was followed by speeches of Dr. Sergei Kuzmin, Russian Academy of Sciences, and representatives of Buddhist Republics, Tibet Support Groups and Dharrma Centers.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration in Russian Federation was covered by RIA Novosti, Russian Information Agency, which is the biggest news agency in Russian-speaking world. It can be viewed at http://ria.ru/society/20130706
For details of His Holiness’ birthday celebration in Russian Federation, please visit the websitewww.savetibet.ru