Library to be opened in New York in the name of Dalai Lama, Rs 37 crore will be spent in establishment
An announcement was also made to set up a library in New York on the date of birth of the Dalai Lama. The announcement was made by the Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, New York. Funds will be collected for 50 million dollars (about Rs 37 crore) to be spent in setting up this library.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on his 86th birth anniversary. Blinken said the Dalai Lama has conveyed to the world a message of compassion, equality and walking together. State Department spokesman Ned Price also congratulated the Dalai Lama on his date of birth. He said that his grace and compassion has inspired all of us.
An announcement was also made to set up a library in New York on his date of birth. The announcement was made by the Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, New York. Funds will be collected for 50 million dollars (about Rs 37 crore) to be spent in setting up this library. A study center will be set up along with the Dalai Lama library.
Tenzing Choesang, president of the Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, said the Dalai Lama Library and Learning Center would work for humanity. This library will be in 9240 square feet area. In this, information about the work done by all the Dalai Lamas will be found in the past and present. The library will also be available to the public online.
The 14th Dalai Lama, who celebrated his 86th birthday on Tuesday, made Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh his headquarters at the time of the Tibet conflict in 1959. China does not recognize the Tibetan government-in-exile and accuses the Dalai Lama of seeking to separate Tibet from China. The Dalai Lama, the supreme spiritual leader of Tibet, denies being separatist and says that he only advocates adequate autonomy and protection of Tibet's native Buddhist culture.
China should allow Dalai Lama to visit Tibet unconditionally
Members of the Central Tibetan Administration have appealed to the Chinese government to allow the Dalai Lama to visit Tibet on pilgrimage without any conditions. Pempa Tsering said that the Dalai Lama is a personality who can make a positive difference in relations between China and Tibet. Hope the Dalai Lama is able to visit Tibet as soon as possible. Penma Serg said that on the birth anniversary of the Dalai Lama, they all take a vow to follow the path shown by him and continue the struggle for Tibet's independence.