Dalai Lama urges China to address Tibetans issue

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Patna (Bihar), May 27 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Thursday urged the Chinese Government to address the issues of Tibetan people.

Dalai Lama said that in 1980, China had offered him five points of proposal about his return.

"I had refused saying that my return was not the issue. The issue really was the basic rights of six million Tibetan people," said Lama after inaugurating the Buddha Smriti Park here.

"I believe things are changing in china, one big change is I think, Chinese communist party without communist ideology. Now some Chinese leaders express that it is time to revive upon their policy regarding different minorities," he added.

Dalai Lama also planted a sapling of the Mahabodhi banyan tree brought from Sri Lanka to mark the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

Relics of the Buddhist era brought from Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand, Myanmar and South Korea were installed in the Park built by Bihar Government to commemorate the 2550th anniversary of 'mahanirvana' (salvation) of Lord Buddha.

Taking part in the ceremony were Governor Devanand Kunwar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.ater, Dalai Lama took part in a religious ceremony.

The Park has been built at a cost of over Rs 100 crore near the Patna Railway Station.

The park has a meditation centre, museum, stupas and a multi-storied car park and is expected to draw tourists from across the world. (ANI)

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