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Dharamshala, India — Tibet World, an exile Tibetan NGO, celebrated His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 84th birthday, by inaugurating World Compassion in Action Day and also launched World Compassion in Action Organisation, in Dharamshala, India on July 6, 2019. Over 100 people from more than 20 countries attended the event.

Elista, Kalmykia — Acting Head of the Republic of Kalmykia, Batu Khasikov, has sent a message to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to mark his 84th birthday anniversary, on behalf of all the people of the Republic of Kalmykia.

Campbelltown, NSW — The 84th birthday of the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama celebrated by Campbelltown Tibetan community in Australia on Saturday, July 6, 2019 for the first time, displaying gorgeous colourful and symbolic Tibetan prayer flags.

Dharamshala — The Department of Health of the Central Tibetan Administration, in collaboration with Tibetan National Sports Association, organized the first Tibetan Women’s Basketball Tournament against Tuberculosis (TB) at Ghangkyi Basketball Ground on July 2, 2019. The event aims to prevent TB disease, plus raise awareness and advocate for efforts to eliminate TB.

Edinburgh — The President of the Tibetan-government-in-exile, officially known as Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Dr Lobsang Sangay, arrived late in the afternoon the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh on June 24, 2019.

Geneva — Members of the Swiss Parliament known as Federal Assembly of Switzerland, questioned the federal government over Tibet and efficacy of Switzerland’s bilateral human rights dialogue with China. The government did not immediately respond to the queries but has agreed to response the interpellations at forthcoming Parliament's spring session.

Dharamshala, India — Located in Sidhpur, a suburb of Dharamshala, about 30 minutes from Mcleodganj, stands the Norbulingka Institute. The institute, erected for the revival of Tibetan culture and art, stands tall and proud.

Dharamshala, India — Thukpa is a very popular dish in the Indian subcontinent, with its origins tracing back to centuries when Tibetan people consumed it to keep themselves warm in sub-zero temperatures in Tibet. Today, it has become one of the most appealing immigrant foods in India along with momos.

Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered a special message to the 11th General Assembly of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace, held in Mongolia, June 21, 2019.

Dharamshala, India — A young Tibetan woman has won the prestigious America TV award, the Emmy for a category in video production on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The young woman has raised a patriotic Tibetan slogan in her acceptance speech at the award ceremony.

Dharamshala – The 7th Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) 2018 concluded in the Himalayan town of McLeod Ganj, in northern India, on November 5, 2018 with screening dependent features, documentaries and short films, including Aijaz Khan’s Hamid.

Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Dharamshala, India — Anisha Joneja from the Tibet Post International conducted an interview with Tenzin Chondup a child of Tibetan refugees, now owner of Rewa Café in McLeodganj. The 44 year-old veteran of the Special Frontier Force of the Indian Army shared his own personal stories and why it is important to maintain a humble life in-Exile.

Dharamshala, India — The Tibetan plateau is Tibet itself. So actually I didn’t know much about Tibet at first. I began my journey by getting a train from Bejing to Xining in the Qinghai province. Then I found out that Kumbum Monastery wasn’t far from it so I went there to learn more about Tibet, Liam Flag, a western tourist who recently traveled to Tibet and parts of China around last year. He recounts his experience visiting Tibet through a series of questions:-

London, UK — The way that Human Rights Watch researches Tibet has become more like its work on North Korea as Beijing has successfully moved to reduce the flow of information leaving the Himalayan country, said Sophie Richardson, the China Director for Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Dharamshala, India — Tibet was considered terra incognita i.e. an unknown territory to the world for many years (Gupta, Ramachandran 2012). Donald Lopez quoted “Tibet seemed not to belong to our earth, a society left on the shelf, set in amber, preserved in the deep freeze, a land so close to the sky that the natural occupation of her people was to pray” (Oesel, 2015).

Bangalore — TPI Reporter Dawa Tsering has interviewed Thrinley Jigmey (3rd year tourism student at Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore) about Tibetan youth and education.

Dharamshala, India — Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) India works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence, organised a solidarity campaign or action for Hong Kong at the main market area of Mcleodganj.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Kollegal

Features by Tenzin Tsomo, 2018

Bylakuppe

Features by Tashi Choekyi, 2017

Mundgod

Features by Colleen McKown, 2011

Dharamshala, India — Member of Indian Parliament and former Minister of Himachal State, Kishan Kapoor has highly praised His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his insight on modern education and his message of peace, articulating a view that is concerned with the welfare of the entire world in the 21st Century.

Dharamshala, India — “Before they enter the education system, young children’s basic human nature is fresh. Their basic outlook is compassionate," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of educators from different parts of the world, saying “Children survive because of their mother’s kindness and concern, which gives them a lifelong sense of security."

Dharamshala, India —  Pointed out that "weapons can only be used to kill and maim and the use of force to solve problems is mistaken", His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that "If we’re interested in peace we should seek a demilitarised world."

Dharamshala, India — Spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama who turned 84, on on Saturday, July 6, 2019, left wellwishers across the world delighted on his birthday, as the Nobel Peace laureate released a thank you note to all his devotees, saying that he hopes to celebrate many more birthdays to come.