Tibet's spiritual leader was offered 'Kalsang Choekung', a Golden Lamp by Tibetans residing in Hunsur settlement, South India to show gratitude and to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on the Dalai Lama.
Gelek Jungney, Settlement Officer of Hunsur, pledged continued support from Hunsur Tibetans in the non-violent movement guided by the Dalai Lama.
The function was attended by HC Mahadevappa, the PWD Minister of Karnataka state; HP Manjunath, MLA of Hunsur; Hollywood actor Richard Gere; Sakya Trizin, and Gaden Tripa.
The Dalai Lama thanked the Indian state of Karnataka for being the best host state with their continued concern for the thousands of Tibetans living in this state, and recalled the kindness of the chief minister who had been the root of this friendship.
He then called upon Tibetans to put more effort in learning the ancient buddhist text written by the scholars of Nalanda University, which teaches the act of peace and non-violence. " Tibetans should struggle hard and try to bring a nobel peace prize, if not attain nirvana," added Dalai Lama.