Markham Tenshug committee, representing Markham Tibetans inside and outside Tibet offered a long life puja and offered a gratitude award to the Dalai Lama on January 1, 2014.
As the Markham Tibetans offer the Tenshug offerings to the Dalai Lama, the president of the committee, on behalf of Markham mass, pledged to follow the guidance of the Dalai Lama in both religion and politics.
The Dalai Lama thanked them for the offering and asked the Tibetans to remember and pray for long life of all the great teachers, who are working for the benefit of sentient beings, and those suffering in Tibet.
The Dalai Lama wished all the followers gathered there a happy new year. A prayer was also held in rememberance of 13th Dalai Lama to mark his death anniversary.