The landmark occasion for Tibetans in accomplishing a genuine democratic polity in exile during the last 50 years was celebrated by Tibetans throughout the world on 2 September 2010.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (C) receives a Gold Medal as an expression of Tibetan people’s gratitude in recognition
on his remarkable initiatives and encouragement in carrying out far-reaching democratic reforms in the exile
Tibetan community. The award was presented by Speaker (L) and Deputy Speaker (R) of the Tibetan
Parliament-in-Exile/Photo by Drubgyue Nyima

Dharamshala: A grand ceremony to celebrate this historic milestone was organised by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile at Lugsum Samdupling Tibetan settlement in Bylakuppe in South Indian state of Karnataka.

During the ceremony, the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile honoured His Holiness the Dalai Lama with a Gold Medal as an expression of the Tibetan people’s deep gratitude for bestowing upon them the gift of democracy.His Holiness thanked to the Tibetan people for honouring him out of genuine happiness and devotion.