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30september20108Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama is to deliver an address on Peace Among Nations at the Happy Thoughts World Peace Festival in Pune City, India, on October 10.

The festival, organized by Tej Gyan Foundation, will be broadcast on Indian television and supported by satellite events in 50 other Indian cities. With an expected audience of 100,000 (one lakh) at the Pune event alone, the organizers hope to make an impact on the consciousness of over 1,000,000 people.

Keynote speeches will include Peace and Women by Dr Kiran Bedi, Creating a Platform for World Peace by Padmashree DR Kaarthikeyan, Peace and Science by Padmashree Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Peace and Education by Padmashree SB Mujumdar and Peace and Religion by Ms Tami Simon.

The Tej Gyan Foundation aims to bring together people from all walks of life to work towards world peace. The festival marks the culmination of ten months of their World Peace...Piece by Piece campaign. The foundation has identified ten key sections, or ‘pieces', of society which they hope to impact on, and have developed themed talks and events for the day, with discussions on how members of each sectoin can best work towards their goals. The sections selected are healers, educators, women, corporate, youth, faith leaders, politicians, environmentalists, the media and individuals.

For more information on the Happy Thoughts World Peace Festival, visit

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