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Prayers for martyrs on Tibetan New Year, says Dalai Lama

February 9, 2009

Dharamsala, Feb 7 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on
Saturday said those who laid down their lives fighting for a homeland
would be remembered on the Tibetan New Year.

“Prayers for those dead people as well as those tortured who still live
very painful lives and then some of them are being missing. So, we must
pray for them,” the Dalai Lama said before boarding a flight to Europe.

The Dalai Lama is on a four-day visit to Europe to receive award for his
contribution to global peace and rights of Tibetans.

The Dalai Lama will visit Rome, Venice and Baden-Baden in Germany.

In Rome and Venice, he will be honoured for his contribution to world
peace and human rights.

In Baden-Baden, he will be given the German Media Prize for his spirit
of “reconciliation, tolerance, humility and respect” and for
representing “the non-violent struggle for the rights of the of the
Tibetan people.” (ANI)
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