Canberra: Secretary of Tibet Information Office Lhawang Gyalpo attended the Lhakar Gorshey organised by Sydney Tibetan Association on 10 January 2024.
The inaugural ceremony commenced with the lighting of the butter lamp and a brief prayer recitation.
President of Sydney Tibetan Association Ngawa Choezin apprised the gathering on the evolution of the Lhakar Gorshey movement and spoke on the future of maintaining the cultural movement at the Tibetan regions. This was followed by the presenting of ceremonial scarves to the Lhakar Gorshey volunteers Dorje and Jampa Choephel.
Chief guest Secretary Lhawang Gyalpo spoke on the celebration of Lhakar and distinct Tibetan performing arts which aids in the preservation and promotion of Tibetan religion and culture. Furthermore, he explained the inherent importance of the Green book to the gathering and making the voluntary contributions on time.
The day saw the participation of around 200 Tibetan residents of Sydney.
“Lhakar” in Tibetan refers to the soul day of the Tibetan Spiritual Leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and “Gorshey” means Tibetan circle dance.
–Filed by the Tibet Information Office, Canberra