HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA - INTERNATIONAL AWARDEE
For Iconic Contribution to Peace and Social Justice His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a living legend and worldwide icon of conscience. His voice is clearly heard over the din of conflicting values, for his commitment towards the promotion of universal human values through the propagation of basic democratic rights.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a man of peace. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental issues. He has received several awards in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion, and continues to work to reach a mutually beneficial solution between the Tibetans and the Chinese.