Dalai Lama to Open Happy Thoughts World Peace Festival

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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A Tibetan demonstrator holds a picture of the Dalai Lama, while others hold the 'Snow Lion' flags of the Tibetan government in exile, during an evening gathering in downtown Taipei on September 27, 2010 to commemorate Tibetans killed in a 1987 uprising against Chinese communist government rule. An uncertain number of Tibetans were killed and more than 1,000 arrested in the 1987 uprising, the organisers of the gathering said. (Photo: Getty Images)
A Tibetan demonstrator holds a picture of the Dalai Lama, while others hold the 'Snow Lion' flags of the Tibetan government in exile, during an evening gathering in downtown Taipei on September 27, 2010 to commemorate Tibetans killed in a 1987 uprising against Chinese communist government rule. An uncertain number of Tibetans were killed and more than 1,000 arrested in the 1987 uprising, the organisers of the gathering said. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama will inaugurate the Happy Thoughts World Peace Festival to be organised by Tej Gyan Foundation at the Agriculture College ground in Pune City on 10 October.

The event will be the culmination of the foundation's 2010 movement of “World Peace…Piece by Piece” which focuses on how world peace can be achieved one piece at a time or step by step.

The foundation will hold world peace events across fifty cities of India as part of the Happy Thoughts World Peace Festival.

The flagship event in Pune will be inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at 10.10 am and is expected to attract an audience of over one lakh people.

His Holiness will deliver an inaugural address on Peace among Nations. Other keynote speakers are Dr Kiran Bedi on Peace and Women; Padmashree D.R.Kaarthikeyan on Platform for World Peace; Padmashree Dr. Vijay Bhatkar on Peace and Science; Padmashree S.B.Mujumdar on Peace and Education and Ms.Tami Simon on Peace and Religion.

The programme will be telecast on television channels to impact the consciousness of at least ten lakh people more.

The festival revolves around ten solutions for inner peace and world peace that Tej Gyan Foundation is focusing, the organisers said.

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