Dharamsala: Spiritual leader The Dalai Lama
will attend the closing ceremony of first National General
Meeting of Tibetans in Bylakuppee near Mysore on Tuesday.
The meeting, which began on August 26, is the first major
function of Tibetans which is being organised outside
The Dalai Lama will address the delegates who are
representing Tibetans from across the world at the meeting.
On September 1, the representatives will offer a
long-life prayer to Dalai Lama, who will then preside over a
debate on Buddhist philosophy at Sera Jey Monastery in
Bylakuppee, a press release issued by Tibetan Government in
exile at Dharamsala, said today.
The commemoration ceremony of the 50th anniversary of the
founding of Tibetan democracy will celebrated on September 2
at Seraj Jey Monastery, it said.
The exiled Tibetan leader had declared democracy for
Tibetans on September 2, 1960, and promulgated a constitution
for a future Tibet, based on the principles of modern
Besides the spiritual leader, the occasion will have the
presence of Chief Justice Commissioners, members of the
Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, the Kashag (Council of
Ministers), representatives of the four schools of Tibetan
Buddhism and Bon, representatives of local Tibetan assemblies
He will deliver a keynote address on `Beyond Conflict to
Reconciliation-The Challenge of the 21st Century` at the 33rd
International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF)
Congress at John Paul IInd Auditorium of Catholic Renewal
Centre in Kochi, Kerala.
Dalai Lama will be felicitated by the representatives of
various religious faiths, local MLAs and Mayor of Kochi.