The Dalai Lama has alluded previously to the possibility of a woman eventually filling his role.
Tibetan Prime Minister-in-Exile Lobsang Sangay expressed hope that Dalai Lama will return to Lhasa during his lifetime.
The Central Tibetan administration has formed an organising committee to host the occasion with fervour.
Lobsang Sangay, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, sought an end to "human rights violations by China".
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai