Exiled Tibetans on 12 hour fast in Simla

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Simla, Aug.30 : Exiled Tibetans are close to completing a 12-hour-long fast and prayer program here, aimed at promoting world peace and for highlighting the Tibetan freedom struggle.

They were supported by Indians, who joined hands with them Tibetans-in-exile here. The program that started at 8 a.m. concludes at 8 p.m.

The Tibetan community has organized the prayers and fasting across the globe on the call of the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Solidarity Committee.

In Simla, the local Solidarity committee organized fasting programs at Pantha Ghati Monastery, the Sanjauli and the bus stand in Nabha.

awang, a Tibetan welfare officer, said: "The motive is to ease the negative emotions and to accumulate good Karma through this prayer." By Hemant Chauhan

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