The Dalai Lama is in the "best of the health", confirmed spokesperson of the Central Tibetan Administration, Sonam Dagpo giving rest to rumours surrounding the former's health.
Scores of monks and men heave the enormous thangka -- an image of Buddha painted on silk, rolled up in a tight cylinder while in transit -- for a religious ritual wrapping up Losar, Tibetan new year.
Exiled Tibetans hold protest demanding release of activist detained by China.
The Dalai Lama told in an interactive session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce that Tibet does not seek independence from China but wants greater development.
Shouting slogans, the protestors called on Chinese President Xi Jinping to take cognizance of the issue and let Tibet free.
The two-day Buddhist festival is held on the 10th day of the Tibetan lunar month to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
With China protesting the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, the Tibetan spiritual leader on Wednesday said that some Chinese officials describe him as a terrorist.
Retired havildar Naren Chandra Das was around 20-year-old when he met the Dalai Lama, who was 23 years old at that time, on the Mc Mohan line that marks India's northern border.