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The Dalai Lama holds up his Congressional Gold Medal after being presented the award by (L-R) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) and President George W. Bush in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda October 17, 2007, in Washington, DC. President Bush participated in the ceremony despite Beijing’s strong disapproval of the recognition for the 72-year-old exiled leader from Tibet.


US Congress Resolution Commends Dalai Lama For His Commitment To Global Peace

The resolution recognizes the cultural and religious significance of a genuinely autonomous Tibet and the deep bond between people of America and Tibet.

83-year-old Dalai Lama lives in exile in the hill town of Dharamsala
WASHINGTON: 

A group of four influential US lawmakers has introduced a resolution in Congress commending the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama for his commitment to global peace and non-violence.

The resolution, introduced in the House of Representatives, came weeks after US ambassador-at-large for Religious Freedom Samuel D Brownback traveled to Dharamsala in India and met the Dalai Lama and discussed ways to advance religious freedom.

The 83-year-old Dalai Lama, a globally revered figure and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, lives in exile in the hill town of Dharamsala. He fled to India in early 1959 to escape from the Chinese occupation.

The House resolution — introduced by Congressman Ted Yoho and co-sponsored by Michael McCaul, Chris Smith, and George McGovern — recognizes the significance of the genuine autonomy of Tibet and the Tibetan people and the work the 14th Dalai Lama has done to promote global peace, harmony, and understanding.

The resolution recognizes the cultural and religious significance of a genuinely autonomous Tibet and the deep bond between the American and Tibetan people.

It commends the 14th Dalai Lama for his commitment to global peace and non-violence.

It would be beneficial to convene a bipartisan, bicameral forum, either through a joint meeting of Congress, a teleconference broadcast in the Auditorium at the Capitol Visitor Center, or roundtable between members of Congress and the Dalai Lama to discuss peaceful solutions to international conflicts, the resolution notes.

China, which firmly opposes any contact with the Dalai Lama by any foreign official, says the successor to the Dalai Lama must be chosen according to religious rituals and historical conventions as well as the backing from the ruling Communist Party.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the US Congressional Gold Medal from US President George W. Bush at Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the USA on October 17, 2007.

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