April 5, 2011
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Tibetan glaciers melting, says His Holiness the Dalai Lama[Monday, 4 April 2011, 12:38 p.m.]


NEW DELHI:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama said Saturday that India should be
seriously concerned about the melting of glaciers in the Tibetan
plateau as millions of Indians use water that comes from there, The Associated Press reported.His
Holiness the Dalai Lama quoted Chinese experts as saying that the
Tibetan glaciers were retreating faster than any elsewhere in the
world, the report said.He called for special attention to ecology in Tibet. “It’s something very, very essential,” he said.The
glaciers are considered vital lifelines for Asian rivers, including the
Indus and the Ganges. Once they vanish, water supplies in those regions
will be threatened.As these major rivers come from the Tibetan
plateau and “since millions of Indians use water coming from the
Himalayan glacier, so you have certain right to show your concern about
ecology of that plateau,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama told an audience
of about 400 Indians.He was speaking at the centenary celebrations of India’s former President R Venkataraman in New Delhi.“India,
a free country, I think should express more serious concern, that’s I
think important. This is nothing to do with politics, just everybody’s
interest, including Chinese people also,” he was quoted as saying by AP.

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