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Milan confers honorary citizenship on Dalai Lama


The Milan city council on 20 October 2016 bestowed honorary citizenship on the Dalai Lama. However, China has strongly opposed another award given to him.
●    Lamberto Bertole, Chairman of the Council of Milan, honoured the Dalai Lama with the Milan Honorary Citizenship award at a ceremony held at the Arcimboldi Theatre in Milan, Italy.
●    The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama.
●    Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism, which is nominally headed by the Ganden Tripas.
●    His enthronement ceremony as the Dalai Lama was held in Lhasa on 22 February 1940.
●    He eventually assumed full temporal duties on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15, after China's invasion of Tibet.
●    During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama fled to India, where he currently lives as a refugee.
●    The 14th Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.


 

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