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His Holiness to attend PeaceJam with fellow Nobel Peace Laureates

October 23, 2009

by Chime Tenzing
October 22, 2009

Dharamsala, Oct 21 -- Three Nobel peace laureates - Jody Williams,
Mairead Corrigan Maguire and Shirin Ebadi will discuss issues related
to world peace with fellow Nobel laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama
at the Tibetan Children's Village school here on Tuesday.

The three Nobel laureates will be hosting the PeaceJam Youth
Conference called "Day of Leadership & Action" with Tibetan school
children. The event will be attended by 200 Tibetan school children
from different branch schools of TCV between Class XI and XII. The
students will spend a day in apprenticeship with the winners of the
prestigious peace prize.

"The main objectives of this event is to create future leaders who
would not only lead their country but also create an atmosphere of
peace and harmony in the world," Mr Tenzing Sangpo, Education
Director of TCV schools, told Voice of Tibet radio service.

PeaceJam's program is built on a pyramid of three ideas: Education,
Inspiration and Action. " The mission of the Peace Jam Foundation is
to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves,
their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel
Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they
embody," the foundation's official site says.

This will be the 3rd PeaceJam session to be held in Asia, and TCV
school was the venue of the previous two.
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