Tibetans living-in-exile in India's northern Dharamsala celebrated 20th anniversary of the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel peace prize in 1989 for his relentless efforts to achieve a non-violent solution to the Tibetan issue.
Hundreds of Tibetan monks, nuns and students including some foreigners assembled in the main Buddhist Temple Tsuglagkhang to celebrate the occasion.
Ven Tsering Phuntsok, the acting prime minister of Tibetan government in-exile, read the speech of Tibetan Kashag.
"His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been making tireless efforts to realise the cause of the Tibetan people in general, and in particular to preserve and promote the unique language, culture and religion of Tibet, as well as to promote world peace, inter-religious harmony, basic human values, environmental promotion and universal responsibility throughout the world. So great and unimaginable is his contribution in these fields that he has been granted over 100 awards and certificates of merits by the countries and organisations/institutions across the globe".