Twenty-five worldwide events to mark “Year of Dalai Lama”

The Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

The Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989

The Tibetan government-in-exile has proclaimed 2014 to be the “Year of the Dalai Lama” in honor of the 25th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize award. Tashi Phuntsok, Secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations for the Central Tibetan Administration (based in Dharamsala, India), announced plans for 25 celebratory events worldwide from June through December 10, the day the Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. reports that these events will “include His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 79th birthday, Tibetan Democracy Day, [and the] birthday of Mahatma Gandhi,” with Phuntsok adding that “these events are observed annually by the Tibetan government in exile, but this year, it will be observed ‘at a larger scale and a greater scale’ with more number of participation from guests including Nobel Peace laureates.”

Read more about the 2014 “Year of the Dalai Lama” events here and here.