Dalai Lama turns 84; calls for compassionate society, religious harmony

DHARAMSHALA: The Dalai Lama turned 84 on Saturday and called for creating compassionate society and religious harmony.

The Tibetan spiritual leader said working for creating compassionate society and religious harmony is his best birthday gift.

He said this during a live teleconfernce with his followers in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia from his residence here.

“If you truly love me than keep in your mind my three commitments. And whatever we say, where ever you live, try to create compassionate atmosphere, compassionate society, then religious harmony,” he said.

He asked them to tell more people about “Tibetan knowledge, which comes from Nalanda”.

Releasing a statement on the occasion, the Tibetan parliament in exile thanked the Indian Government and its people for extending assistance to the Tibetan people.

“For the past 60 years the Government and people of India with whom Tibet had deep cultural ties since ancient times have been most generous in extending every possible assistance and facilities to the Tibetan people during this difficult time,” it said. (AGENCIES)