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Tibet-HH-Dalai-Lama-NY-US-2014Dharamshala: - Urging the Tibetans to be more open minded and discuss the issue of Tibet with common Chinese, the spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his last day in the US said He believes Tibetans will achieve even more, if they continue their efforts in a pragmatic manner for the cause.

His Holiness made the remarks at the Javits Convention Center on Friday, 7 November, New York while addressing a gathering of over 5000 Tibetans from the Tibetan community of New York and New Jersey.

He explained that he himself have initiated many dialogues with Chinese nationals to create awareness on the issue of Tibet.

"Middle Way Approach does not seek one side gain and one side lose. This proposition has gained a lot of support and admiration from Chinese people and scholars," said the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

"In the last 55 years of our struggle for Tibetan cause, the Tibetan people's unwavering determination and hard work have achieved a lot," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said., adding: "I believe that we will achieve even more if we continue our efforts in a pragmatic manner."

The Tibetan spiritual leader further explained that "the devolution of his political authority in 2011 was not because he was discouraged or the Tibetan issue appears bleak."

Emphasising that Tibetans should follow the rest of the world, His Holiness said 'every individual must shoulder their responsibility equally.'

The Central Tibetan Administration launched the 'Middle Way Approach Awareness Campaign' in a renewed effort to galvanise global support on the Tibetan call for a peaceful resolution of the Tibet issue on 5 June. Details is available on www.middlewayapproach.org