Exiled Tibetans on 12 hour fast in Simla

August 30th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Simla, Aug.30 (ANI): Exiled Tibetans are close to completing a 12-hour-long fast and prayer program here, aimed at promoting world peace and for highlighting the Tibetan freedom struggle.
They were supported by Indians, who joined hands with them Tibetans-in-exile here. The program that started at 8 a.m. concludes at 8 p.m.
The Tibetan community has organized the prayers and fasting across the globe on the call of the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Solidarity Committee.
In Simla, the local Solidarity committee organized fasting programs at Pantha Ghati Monastery, the Sanjauli and the bus stand in Nabha.
Nawang, a Tibetan welfare officer, said: The motive is to ease the negative emotions and to accumulate good Karma through this prayer. (ANI)

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