The Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration today held a prayer service for Konpe, who died after burning himself in protest against the Chinese government on 23 December, in Meuruma, Ngaba county.

In geological terms, the creation of the himalayas and the rising of the Tibetan plateau are extremely recent events. The mountains originated less than four million years ago, making them among the youngest in the world.

Thousands of Tibetans worldwide voted Sunday (October 18) for Sikyong of the 15th Kashag (Cabinet) and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament in Exile. General elections are held at least every five years.

More than 80,000 Tibetan in about a dozen countries from Australia to the United States had registered to vote in Sunday's preliminary elections which will decide which parliamentary and prime ministerial candidates will run in the final polls on March 20, 2016.

Monks, nuns and families stood in long queues waiting to vote at various locations, including the main temple in the northern Indian hill station of Dharamshala, where residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is situated.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US — The National Constitution Center awarded His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet the 2015 Liberty Medal on Monday, October 26, 2015, in recognition of his efforts to promote compassion and human rights around the world.

Dharamshala —Tibetan students paraded to the beat of drums, and performed traditional dance and calisthenics marking the 55thanniversary of the founding of the Tibetan Children's Village School in Upper Dharamshala on 23 October. Thousands of Tibetans and Non-Tibetans had joined in the celebration.