This day was unforgettable for all Tibetans. We were waiting for a humble monk who was returning home after receiving the highest civilian honor from the most powerful country in the world.
This is Tibetan art representing success. When His Holiness returned from the United States, after receiving the gold medal, we painted the streets of Dharamsala with auspicious symbols.
If you were his mother you would be very concerned about his ripped jeans. You would probably want to buy him a new pair. However, according to his point of view it is a part of his lifestyle.
We wish that someday the Barkhor in Lhasa will look like this. When it does we can look at this photo and remember our struggle for Tibetan freedom.