Dalai Lama asks followers to preserve Tibet’s cultural heritage

Dharamshala, Mar.12: On the occasion of inaugurating a new building of Tibet’s parliament-in-exile here, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, preached morality, sense of duty and harmony while addressing the parliamentarians-in-exile.

Hundreds thronged outside the newly constructed building to catch a glimpse of the Dalai Lama, as he arrived to address members of 15th Tibetan Parliament during their annual budget session.

Speaker of Tibetan parliament-in-exile, Penpa Tsering, said they were honoured and delighted to have the Dalai Lama addressing the gathering.

“He focused on the three most important responsibilities that he has been handling for last so many decades of promoting moral value, universal responsibility, religious harmony as well as responsibility of being a Tibetan,” said Tsering.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the Dalai Lama said that Tibetan culture and heritage needs to be preserved for the cause of Tibet’s struggle.

The 78-year-old leader also inspired ministers present to work hard to achieve freedom.

The ministers came from all across the country to listen to the Dalai Lama’s speech.

“It’s a very rare occasion, especially after he devolved his political power to the elected leader, to hear him and see him in the parliamentary building. I didn’t want to miss this opportunity. Hence, I came all the way from Bangalore to be a part of this,” said a Tibetan parliamentarian-in-exile, B. Tsering. (ANI)