Celebrating the 80th Birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

6th July 2015 marks the 80th Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tibetans and friends around the world will organize special events to celebrate the year to express their profound happiness and gratitude to His Holiness for His visionary and compassionate leadership and his contribution to humanity.

Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetan community in Delhi in collaboration with India International Centre is organizing an Exhibition and a Panel Discussion at IIC as part of the celebration.


June 30th to July 6th, 2015 

at Art Gallery, Kamala Devi Complex, IIC

(Time: 10.00am to 06.30pm)

Exhibition: Photographs, Thangka Paintings, Video viewing on the Life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and display of his books.

Inauguration: June 30th, at 6.30 pm

Chief Guest: Dr. (Smt.) Kapila Vatsyayan, Chairperson, IIC Asia Project


July4th, 2015-IIC Multipurpose Hall, IIC

Panel Discussion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & His contribution to Humanity

Programme details:

15.00 hrs Invocation Prayers by the monks

15.05 hrs Introduction and Chaired by Mr. Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary

15.15 hrs Nalanda Tradition & Science of Mind by Geshe Dorjee Damdul, Director, Tibet House, New Delhi

15.35 hrs Interfaith Dialogue & Harmony by Amb. Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary

15.55 hrs Leadership & Vision by Mr. Shivshankar Menon, Former NSA & Foreign Secretary

16.15 hrs Secular Ethics & Human Values by Mr. Arun Shourie, Former Union Minister

16.35 hrs Interaction/ Q&A

17.20 hrs Vote of thanks by Mr. Tempa Tsering, Representative

17.30 hrs Tea