STOCKHOLM: At the invitation of the Swedish Tibet Committee (STK), the Tibet Museum of the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration, showcased a rare photo exhibition on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s biography, on 5 July 2015, in the Swedish capital.
The photo exhibition was part of His Holiness’ 80th Birthday Celebration organised by the Swedish Tibet Committee and the Tibetan Community in Sweden. Other activities during the day-long celebration included a prayer ceremony, sangsol, an introduction to His Holiness’ biography (in Tibetan and Swedish), a cake-cutting ceremony, a video screening on His Holiness’ life, a Tibetan cultural show and lecture sessions.
The exhibition featured themes such as His Holiness’ early life and responsibilities, meetings with world leaders, awards and honors, books authored by His Holiness as well as his three main life commitments.
More than 100 people from the small Tibetan community in Sweden and members of the Swedish Tibet Committee attended the event.
Mr. Tashi Phuntsok, Director of the Tibet Museum, gave a brief presentation about the exhibition and the Tibet Museum. He later gave a lecture on His Holiness’ life, his contribution towards humanity in general and Tibetans in particular, his messages of peace, love, compassion and universal responsibility.
On 6 July 2015, the Nobel Museum in Stockholm held a day-long programme dedicated to His Holiness’ 80th Birthday. The programme included guided tours about the Nobel Peace Prize and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a performance of the Tibetan anthem by the Swedish Tibetan community, a movie on His Holiness and short presentations about His Holiness in English and Swedish.
The Nobel Museum visitors also got to view a chair in a restaurant signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and objects donated by him during his visit to the Nobel Museum in April 2011: a reading glass, religious texts and a fountain pen.
Also on 6 July 2015, the Swedish National TV hosted Mrs. Rinzin Tsomo Nangra Phontsang on the show Good Morning Sweden to talk about His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s meaning for Tibetans, Tibet and the world.