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Dalai Lama to address First Tibetan National General Meeting

August 31, 2010

www.ZeeNews.com
August 30, 2010

Dharamsala (PTI) -- Spiritual leader The Dalai
Lama will attend the closing ceremony of first
National General Meeting of Tibetans in Bylakuppee near Mysore on Tuesday.

The meeting, which began on August 26, is the
first major function of Tibetans which is being organised outside Dharamsala.

The Dalai Lama will address the delegates who are
representing Tibetans from across the world at the meeting.

On September 1, the representatives will offer a
long-life prayer to Dalai Lama, who will then
preside over a debate on Buddhist philosophy at
Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppee, a press release
issued by Tibetan Government in exile at Dharamsala, said today.

The commemoration ceremony of the 50th
anniversary of the founding of Tibetan democracy
will celebrated on September 2 at Seraj Jey Monastery, it said.

The exiled Tibetan leader had declared democracy
for Tibetans on September 2, 1960, and
promulgated a constitution for a future Tibet,
based on the principles of modern democracy.

Besides the spiritual leader, the occasion will
have the presence of Chief Justice Commissioners,
members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, the
Kashag (Council of Ministers), representatives of
the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon,
representatives of local Tibetan assemblies among others.

He will deliver a keynote address on 'Beyond
Conflict to Reconciliation-The Challenge of the
21st Century' at the 33rd International
Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) Congress
at John Paul IInd Auditorium of Catholic Renewal Centre in Kochi, Kerala.

Dalai Lama will be felicitated by the
representatives of various religious faiths, local MLAs and Mayor of Kochi.
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