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Dalai Lama on the verge of retirement

October 26, 2008

October 25, 2008

Dharamsala, Oct 25 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama is on
the verge of retirement, said Karma Cheophel, speaker of Tibetan
Parliament-in-exile in Dharamsala, seat of Tibetan government-in-exile.

Cheophel while talking to reporters said, His holiness talked about
the forthcoming special general meeting to be convened in November.
Earlier he used to say that he was semi retired but now he says he is
almost completely retired."

"His Holiness emphasized on education, not general education but
specialized education and that Tibetan young people must specialize
in different fields of education, added Cheophel.

Dalai Lama made his first public appearance on Saturday during the
celebration of the 48th anniversary of Tibetan Children Village (TCV)
School, after his surgery for the removal of gallstones.

"His Holiness has made his first appearance ever since he returned
from the hospital. So it is a great pleasure for TCV students. And we
wish to celebrate our next anniversary in Tibet," said Woethen, a
student of TCV school.

Meanwhile, Dalai Lama has called a special meeting of Tibetan exiles
in November to discuss this year''s political unrest in Tibet and the
future of the Tibetan movement. (ANI)
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