A leading Tibet Support Group has expressed their prayers for the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet via Tawang during a ceremony in Tawang marking the beginning of the event celebrating 60th year of His Holiness in exile. The celebration is being carried out through a ten day relay march through same track of His Holiness’s journey to exile in India 60 years ago.
The relay march or the Padayatra from Chuthangmo to Tezpur organized by the Core Group for Tibet Cause began on March 17, the same day when His Holiness the Dalai Lama left from Tibet 60 years ago. The marchers when arrived in Tawang on March 20, an official function gathering around 400 people from the locality.
While the former priest of Tawang Monastery Ven. Ngawang Norbu while speaking at the function told that the followers practicing the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on peace and compassion in one’s daily would mean a genuine repayment of gratitude to his greatness, UP state president of the Tibet Support Group, Sunderlal Suman told that everybody should work together so that His Holiness and his people be able to return to Tibet. Suman also called upon the government of India to confer the Padma Shri Award on His Holiness in recognition of greatness in India for last 60 years.
The relay march scheduled to conclude on 27th March 2018 at Tezpur of Sonitpur district in central Assam, where a concluding function is also being organised jointly by the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. According to the organisers, the march is being organised to pray for the long life of His Holiness so that his message of peace & prosperity continue spreading across the world and his return to Tibet via Tawang in the near future.