August 21, 2010
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Inaugurates a Tibetan Language Newspaper[Saturday, 21 August 2010, 4:46 p.m.]


His Holiness the Dalai Lama yesterday inaugurated a Tibetan language
newspaper before giving public teaching at a monastery in Jispa, a
remote region in the northwest Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.The
first edition of “The Bhoti” was published on 18 August. The newspaper
aims to keep readers in the Himalayan regions of Spiti, Kinnaur,
Dholpo, Ladakh, Tawang, Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan, informed about their
language, religion and culture. Readers can learn about monasteries and
antiquities, handicrafts, landscapes and produces of the Himalayan
region. Other interesting features of the paper are informations on
visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, religious festivals, epic
stories, astrology, health and performing arts.Expressing his
appreciation of a Tibetan language newspaper, His Holiness said it
would help in the education of the local people and give fillip to
their interest to read and learn Tibetan language. The paper could be
more interesting medium of learning Tibetan for those who might be
bored in reading scriptures.  Besides, they could learn many things
from the newspaper, His Holiness said.


Holiness emphasised that the newspaper should not give bias reports.
Instead of giving a one-sided view, it is of paramount importance to
report after looking into the whole issue.His Holiness said
instead of posting daily news reports, efforts should be made to
educate the public through the paper. He said the paper should write
correct reports on matters of malpractices by politicians, religious
figures and businessmen in the society.His Holiness said he
always use to tell journalists to have long nose like that of an
elephant, to be able to smell both what is in front and the back to
give clear information to the general public. It is very important to
first understand the issues properly to educate the public in
discerning right from wrong.“During my meetings with the
Chinese people, I always tell them that all the 1.3 billion Chinese
have the right to know the truth about any issue so that they can
distinguish good from bad. Therefore, I always tell them that it is not
right to censor the media and project a exaggerated account of
one-sided view,” His Holiness said.His Holiness also released
the memoir of Dr Chagri Tashi Tsering, who was born in Jispa and
learned traditional Tibetan medicine in Tibet.Following the
book release, His Holiness gave teachings at Druk Choekhor Monastery to
over 4,000 Buddhist devotees, which include people from Russia, Italy,
Vietnam, Korea and China.–Based on report filed by Kelsang Khedup, Editor-in-Chief of Sheja

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