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Dalai Lama to Address Madras University

January 13, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
by Tendar Tsering
Chennai, Jan. 13: His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit the Madras University on 21 January after his Pondicherry visit.
Madras University Vice Chancellor S. Ramachandran has extended an invitation to the Tibetan leader to address the professors and students of the university.
His Holiness will give a lecture on “Peace and Harmony” in the University Auditorium.
“We are blessed with this visit of His Holiness to our own university, and we are very excited to get even a glimpse of His Holiness”, said Mr. Phuntsok, the president of Tibetan Students Association, Madras.
Phuntsok said the Tibetan students really feel 'proud that His Holiness will be addressing our teachers and students'. It will also help the university students and professors know about Tibet, he said.
The university is expected to officially invite 15 members to represent each college in the city. The Tibetan Students who are studying in different colleges in and around Chennai are also expected to turn out.
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