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Dalai Lama "very happy" to be included in 2011 Census of India

May 12, 2010

Phayul [Saturday, May 08, 2010 16:00]

Dharamsala, May 7: The exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama
endorsed his relevant details in the form for the 2011 census of India,
a media report said Saturday.

"We visited Dalai Lama and he signed the census form with great
happiness. He said that he is staying here for the last 50 years and is
very happy to be included in the 2011 census count of India," Census
Officer B R Chauhan told ANI.

"He also assured that all Tibetans in-exile would include their names in
the census so that they can get their ensuing UID (Unique ID Card) that
is at par with any authentic document of an individual," Chauhan added.

According to the report, the Tibetan leader's inclusion in the census
has paved the way for bonafide Tibetan refugees residing in India to be
reckoned in the census.

The Dalai Lama expressed his delight at the inclusion of Tibetan exiles
in the 2011 census of India, asserting that he himself has been residing
here for the past five decades, the report said.

This is for the first time that the Tibetan exile population is being
counted in the census of India.

The census of 2011 is reportedly regarded as the gateway for every
citizen to obtain the proposed Unique ID card that the Central
Government of India has proposed to launch.
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