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Dalai Lama to visit Norway early 2015

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Dalai Lama to visit Norway early 2015
Dalai Lama will bless Norway with a visit in February 2015. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix
11:13 CEST+02:00
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is set to come to Norway next year for a student festival in Trondheim, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Dalai Lama has accepted an invitation to take part in the International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) in February.

Festival manager Marius Jones said to NTB: “Dalai Lama is the personification of the values of ISFiT - for dialogue across national borders and religious opposition being a solution above violence.”
 
Chairman of The Left Wing Party, Trine Skei Grande, invited Dalai Lama to the festival, reported “Aftenposten”. She is happy he accepted the invitation.
 
Grande said: “How incredibly awesome! It is very nice that he prioritizes Norway so highly. And it is even nicer that I got the honour of delivering the invitation.”
 
The festival is arranged every second year and gathers around 500 international students. The religious leader of Tibet also visited the ISFiT festival in 1994.
 
There was controversy this year after the Norwegian government chose not to meet Dalai Lama when he last visited Norway in May.
 
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