March 29, 2009 – IIC, New Delhi
His Holiness expressed his deep gratitude to the Indian government and the people of India for providing refuge to the Tibetans for fifty years and said that the Tibetans owe a great deal to India for being able to preserve the rich Tibetan culture and practice one’s own religion in India. The popularity of Tibetan Buddhism in the world, he said, was largely because of its strong base in India.
The India International Centre (IIC), the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) of the Central Tibetan Administration and Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi are jointly organizing the festival of 50 years in Exile: Tibet Experience. The festival was focused on the lives of Tibetan in exile and their rebuilding and preserving the fabric of a community away from their homelands.
His Holiness spoke at a lecture event on ‘world peace and youth’.