Dharamsala: Birthday of the Dalai Lama was celebrated at his main temple at Mcleodganj on Thursday. The Dalai Lama turned 88 years old.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu attended the birthday celebrations of Dalai Lama.
Birthday wishes for Dalai Lama poured in from all over the world. He was greeted by world leaders and Tibetans living in different parts of the globe.
Dalai Lama has resorted to self-imposed retirement as temporal head of Tibetans since 2011. So, he did not give any political message on the occasion of his birthday. He still is the symbol of Tibetan resistance against Chinese rule in Tibet.
With the Dalai Lama aging, concerns are being expressed over his successor. The Tibetans in exile fear that the Chinese government might try to install its own Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of present the 14th Dalai Lama.