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    The Dalai Lama received an international award for his leadership of the Tibetan community’s fight to protect their religion and culture. The award is called the Ramon Magsaysay Award and it was presented to him by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. This is the first international award that the Dalai Lama has ever received. The award was established to honor former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay’s example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. It is often called the “Nobel Prize of Asia”.

    The award was given to the Dalai Lama in recognition of his leadership of the Tibetan community’s fight to protect their sacred religion that is the inspiration of their life and culture. The ceremony was held at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, which is a hill town in Himachal Pradesh. The award was originally given to the Dalai Lama’s elder brother, Gyalo Thonden, in Manila, the Philippines in August 1959.

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    The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award that was established by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of the Philippine government in April 1957. It is an important award in Asia and is given to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to their communities or society as a whole.

    In summary, the Dalai Lama was recently presented with an international award for his leadership of the Tibetan community’s fight to protect their religion and culture. This award is called the Ramon Magsaysay Award and it is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Asia”. The ceremony was held at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala and it was the first international award that he has ever received. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award that recognizes individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to their communities or society as a whole.

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