The two day seminar was inaugurated by Mr. Ashok Sajjanhar, former Ambassador of India, and presently the Secretary of the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
The Shoton festival celebrates the Tibetan heritage of Opera (Ache Lhamo) which is considered the most popular form of theater in Tibet.
"His leadership has shaped lives, not only for those of our students and faculty he taught, but for millions worldwide," said University's President, Ralph W. Kuncl.
"I have received many degrees from so many academic institutions, but it holds a special meaning to receive one from Mongolia," said the Dalai Lama during the acceptance address.
One monk reportedly detained at solo rally marking anniversary of crackdown at which some 20 people were killed, hundreds wounded
Lobsang Kalsang, a 19 year old monk from Kirti monastery is reported to have walked for several minutes holding a portrait of the Dalai Lama in one hand and throwing paper prayer flags into the air with the other.
The reason for their arrest was not provided by the authorities.
Sources approximate that over 7,000 people participated in the day long event where marchers called for freedom in Tibet and demanded that China resume dialogue to resolve the Tibetan issue.
Speaker of the Tibetan Administration in Exile talked about the parliament's deliberation on the situation inside Tibet to mitigate the sufferings of Tibetans inside Tibet.
The Bharat Tibbat Sahayog Manch (BTSM) Women's Wing took part in a function to observe the 56th anniversary of Tibetan Women's National Uprising Day in Delhi.
On this day in 1959, hundreds of Tibetans risked their lives and poured into the streets of Lhasa city and protested against the presence of the Peoples’ Republic of China in Tibet.
The nuns told the Chinese officials that their problem was the lack of religious freedom, and not the lack of shoes to put on their feet.