His Holiness Dalai Lama celebrates 83rd birthday

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Special prayers were held in this mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir for the long life of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who turned 83 today.

Large crowds donning traditional dresses began to assemble from morning at the Shewatsel Phodrang complex on the outskirts of Leh for the celebrations.

The Dalai Lama, revered by the Tibetans as a “living god”, attended the prayers and blessed the gathering.

“This time again His Holiness decided to celebrate his birthday with the people of Leh,” a spokesperson for the Dalai Lama’ told Agencies.

Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay also attended the celebrations here.

Officials of the Dalai Lama’s office said the spiritual leader would stay in Shewatsel Phodrang in Leh till the end of July.

Sydney based , Manu Spartan Singh , also got a opportunity to meet His holiness Dalai Lama few days back and wished him birthday in Advanced.

Manu Spartan Singh  received  traditional Maori greetings from Dalai Lama.

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