Several monks and nuns were hospitalised after they reportedly fainted in two separate events at Serta Larung Gar, in Serta County, eastern Tibet, where over 600 hundreds monks and nuns were expelled from the Buddhist Academy, December 24 and 28, 2016. Photo: TDT
The national flag of Tibet is one of the most recognizable symbols of Tibet’s independent past and Tibetan national identity. However, the flag is banned in Tibet under Chinese rule. Photo: UK Tibet Society
The present Tibetan National flag was first introduced in 1916, and was personally designed by H.H. The 13th Dalai Lama based on the formats of previous Tibetan military flags dating back to 7th century.
The Chinese government has declared a classic book on Tibetan medicine to be listed as national heritage in a bid to protect and preserve the knowledge about the endangered ethnic medicine, the Xinhua News Agency reported.