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Dalai Lama calls on people to help foster world peace

world Updated: Sep 30, 2009 10:56 IST

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Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader living in exile, has opened a 'peace summit' in the Canadian coastal city of Vancouver with a call to help foster world peace.

The key topic at the 'Vancouver Peace Summit', which included four Nobel peace laureates, was how to promote peace and compassion around the world.

The world-famous spiritual leader told some 1,200 people to help foster world peace. The conference organised comes as by the Dalai Lama is on a two-week visit to the United States and Canada.

Attended by some some 1,200 people, the two-day summit started yesterday and takes a Monday break for the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur and ends on Tuesday, The Vancouver Sun reported.

The meet was attended by British educator Sir Ken Robinson, former Irish president and peace activist Mary Robinson, Irish Nobel peace prize laureates Mairead Maguire and Betty Williams, American Peace prize winner Jody Williams (an anti-landmine crusader), as well as philanthropist Pierre Omidyan, who also happens to be the founder of eBay, the report said.

South African peace activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu sent a video message as he was unable to attend because of a back injury.