October 10, 2009
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Published By Tashi

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates President Obama on Nobel Peace PrizeSaturday, 10 October 2009, 1:30 p.m.

Washington, DC: His Holiness the Dalai Lama has congratulated President Obama on being named the recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.In
a communication sent today to the President, His Holiness, who is in
Washington, D.C., said, “I am pleased that the Nobel Committee has
recognized your approach towards resolving international conflicts
through the wisdom and power of dialogue.”His Holiness said:
“The Committee has rightly noted your efforts towards a world without
nuclear weapons and your constructive role in environmental
protection.  The 20th century was a century of bloodshed and all of us
have the responsibility to make the 21st century, a century of dialogue
and co-operation.  There is thus the need for concerted efforts from
all sides in this highly interdependent world to promote and adopt a
more compassionate approach.”“I have maintained that the
founding fathers of the United States have made this country the
greatest democracy and a champion of freedom and liberty.  It is,
therefore, important for today’s American leaders to adopt principled
leadership based on these high ideals.   Such an approach will not only
enhance the reputation of the USA, but also contribute tremendously in
reducing tension in the world,” His Holiness said.

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