There is a perception that this festival was imposed on the people of Assam at the behest of some forces from outside the state. Many people also seem to have felt left out be it the tribals, Christians or the Muslims. Even the act of importing priests from Haridwar to worship the river has not gone down well
His Holiness he Dalai Lama has praised the European Union for preserving national cultures while pursuing collective goals, suggesting it could be a model for Tibet within China. “I always admire the spirit of the European Union.”
Gyalpo Losar is a celebration of the Tibetan New Year and this is the Year of the Bird. The Tibetan calendar is made up of twelve lunar months and Losar begins on the first day of the first month. Losar celebrations begin on the 29th day of the 12th month of the calendar.
“He is here, sick and on the hospital bed, but he keeps telling me that we need to go on another expedition,” said Hanif.
“The question will be, will this society reward them for that level of knowledge,” said Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, chairman of UCA’s board of trustees.
THE MOUNTAIN KINGDOM of Ladakh, long known as Little Tibet, was for centuries an important nexus among Central Asian traders who sought pashmina wool shorn from sheep grazing in the high-altitude Changthang region. Under Indian rule, after partition in 1947, Ladakh was caught up in conflicts between India and Pakistan, and later with China.
Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), by contrast, is expected to receive little from the estimated $54 billion worth of projects as the region’s economic aspirations have failed to capture the attention of Pakistan’s strategic as well as media communities.