October 27, 2009

Day in pictures: Nobel Peace Laureates Honour His Holiness and people of Tibet  Tuesday, 27 October 2009, 2:30 p.m.


 
 Nobel Peace Laureates – Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi – hosted a public  ceremony in honour of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet in at the Tibetan Children’s Village School (TCV) in Dharamsala, India, on 27 October 2009. The Nobel laureates urge the Chinese government to take immediate and constructive steps to  resolve the issue of Tibet and end the oppressive policies that continue to marginalise  and impoverish Tibetans in their own land. The Nobel laureates are on a 3-day visit to Dharamsala to participate in Peacejam at TCV school on 26 October.
 
 
 
 Mairead Corrigan Maguire, winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 1976, for her efforts to encourage a peaceful resolution of the Northern Ireland conflicts in 1976, addresses the public ceremony in honour of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people at TCV school in Dharamsala on 27 Oct 2009
 
 Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate, addresses the public ceremony in honour of His Holiness  the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people at TCV school in Dharamsala on 27 Oct 2009. She received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the campaign she worked for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
 
 Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi addresses the public ceremony in honour of His Holiness  the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet at TCV school in Dharamsala on 27 Oct 2009.. Shirin Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights in Iran, especially women’s, children’s and refugee rights        
 
 His Holiness the Dalai Lama expresses gratitude to the three Nobel Peace Laureates for their support and concern for the Tibetan issue. His Holiness emphasised the significance of the Tibetan youngsters to embrace the people of Asia and the people of China in particular in the spirit of friendship. His Holiness also underlined that the people of 21st century should instrospect the mistakes of the past century and usher in the present century the principle  of truth, non-violence, peace and reconciliation
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