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His Holiness Visits the Center Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies of Varanasi

January 23, 2009

His Holiness arrived at 10:40 am. The Director of the University, Geshe Ngawang Samten, offered khata and welcomed His Holiness inside the main hall.

Three girls from the University presented a wonderful song of Shë-Chöe in Sanskrit to His Holiness.

Director Geshe Ngawang Samten said: “on behalf of all the faculty members and students we are very grateful that His Holiness has accepted the invitation to give us a talk.”

His Holiness began his talk mentioning the importance of this University and its great role for the preservation of Tibetan identity in this modern time as in tradition, culture, and religion. Those who got the opportunity to receive education at this University will be the future pioneers and have to serve the society at their best.

He emphasized the importance of taking modern education as a parallel to traditional education and being responsible member of this 21st century.

He concluded the talk by wishing every one good health and progress in their education.

HH visits Center Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies of Varanasi, January 23, 2009

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