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Dalai Lama presented German city's European award

September 26, 2010

Tibetan Review
September 24, 2010

The Dalai Lama on Sep 21 received the "2010
Menschen in Europe" award presented by the city
of Passau in the German state of Bavaria.
Speaking at the function, Mr Roland Koch, until
just recently the minister-president of the state
of Hesse, said, “China must not miss this
opportunity to talk to the Dalai Lama to resolve the Tibetan issue.”

Koch, a long time friend of the Dalai Lama and
supporter of the Tibet issue, called on the free
people of the world to stand up and do something for the Tibetan people.

In his acceptance speech, the Dalai Lama said,
"You built a new nation from ash. From immense
destruction you have built a strong economic and
developed good democratic system. I admire you all.”

He asked China to address Tibet as an issue
concerned with six million Tibetans, rather than
him alone, saying he is but "one simple person."

Previous winners of the award have included
former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi
Annan, current German Chancellor Angela Merkel
(CDU) and the Israeli President Shimon Peres.
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