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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Underlines Preservation of Ecology

August 13, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
August 12, 2010

Dharamshala -- The world needs to pay attention
to the impact of global warming seriously and
look at it as the biggest environmental issue,
His Holiness told ANI news agency in Amritsar on Wednesday.

In his condolence message to the flood victims in
Ladakh, His Holiness said: "All what happened in
Leh is very very sad. These are all natural
disasters. What we can do is pray for the victims
and also offer condolences to the surviving
family members and give donations for their rehabilitation."

His Holiness also said that the natural disaster
in Pakistan, bush fire in Russia calls for
attention. He said as per ecologists these are
the symptoms of global warming and it is very sad.

His Holiness said that preservation of ecology
should be part of our daily life. Ahimsa
(non-violence), which is the tradition and
culture of India is relevant in the present time.

His Holiness was in Amritsar for a night halt on his way to Dharmshala.
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