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.