Members of the organising committee announcing 2014 as Year of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama, as proclaimed by the 14th Kashag to express deep gratitude to his remarkable achievements for the cause of Tibet and promote his ideals of non-violence and human values. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIRThe 33rd Kalachakra teaching by His Holiness the Dalai Lama was held at Ladakh from 3 – 14 July 2014. Photo/OHHDLOver 200,000 devotees from 73 countries attended the teaching. Photo/OHHDLDIIR re-launched worldwide Middle way Approach Campaign on 5 June 2014. Seen here: Tibetan political leader Dr Lobsang Sangay presenting documents on the Middle Way Approach campaign to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at TCV school in Dharamsala, India, on 5 June 2014.. Also seen in the picture is Dicki Chhoyang, Kalon for the Department of Information & International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration, which is spearheading the Middle Way Approach Campaign. Photo/DIIR Nobel Peace Laureates Shirn Ebadi and Jody Williams came to Dharamshala to mark the 25th anniversary of the conferment of Nobel Peace prize on His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They also addressed a press conference expressing support to His Holiness the Dalai Lama over the South Africa visa issue. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIRHis Holiness the Dalai Lama with fellow Nobel Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi with students on their arrival at the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Upper Dharamshala, India on October 2, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDLSikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay completes his effort to visit all the Tibetan settlements in India. He has also visited most of the major Tibetan communities in Europe and north America since he took over the political authority from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2011. Photo/DIIRSikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay attended the Forum 2000 conference at Prague in October 2014. Photo/Office of TibetSikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the elected political head of the Tibetan people, spoke on ‘Enduring Peace in South Asia’ at the prestigious India Ideas Conclave at Goa in December 2014.The situation inside Tibet continued to remain tense with no respite in clampdown on restrictions by the Chinese authorities. At least 11 Tibetans set themselves on fire this year, taking the total self-immolation toll to 135 since 2009. The last three self-immolators were (above from left) Sangye Khar, 34, Tsephe Kyi, 19, and Ven. Kelsang Yeshi, 32.Prayer services were held regularly for the Tibetan self-immolators who passed away in their fiery protests against the Chinese government. Photo/Tenzin Phende/ DIIRHis Holiness the Dalai Lama releasing a new book on science extracted from major Buddhist texts during the fourth day of his teachings at Ganden Jangtse Monastery in Mundgod, Karnataka, India on December 26, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDLHis Holiness the Dalai Lama poses for photos on the steps of Drepung Loseling Monastery on his last day in Mundgod on December 29, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
DHARAMSHALA: As the year 2014 comes to a close today, we reflect on some of the important turn of events that shaped the year.