Happy 80th Birthday Your Holiness!

Birthday messsage grabToday, 6 July is the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. Many congratulations Your Holiness!

This 80-Day countdown has been brought to you by International Tibet Network, a worldwide coalition of 180 Tibet-related campaign and community Groups. The video statement below comes from the 20 elected members of the Network’s Steering Committee, and five members of Secretariat staff, whose role is to support Tibet Groups in their campaigning around the world. Our thanks to Elbow for special permission to use their music. This video is available with Tibetan subtitles here.

Below, Steering Committee and staff wish His Holiness a very happy birthday.

Photograph on home page Ian Cumming