Dalai Lama to pray for peace in India

March 28th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit eight places of prayer and worship in the national capital Tuesday to pray for peace in India.
The Dalai Lama will go to the Gandhi Smriti, Acharya Sushil Muni Ashram, Chilla of Hazarat Nizamudin Aulia, Judah Hyam Synagogue, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Mahabodhi Society of India and Birla Mandir, a statement from the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of the Dalai Lama said.

He will be accompanied by “some Indian friends” and “Tibetan colleagues”, the statement added.

“This will be first a gesture of gratitude and appreciation by his holiness on behalf of the Tibetan people on the 50th anniversary of his arrival into exile in India. It will also be a gesture, celebrating the diversity of India and its long history of inter-faith harmony.”

The day will also mark the culmination of the week-long Thank You India festival organised here to commemorate 50 years of the Tibetan community in exile.

The Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 and his government-in-exile, which is not recognised by any country, is based in the Indian hill town of Dharamsala.

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