The Dalai Lama Receives Mother Teresa Award

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The Dalai Lama is in New Delhi to receive an award created in honor of Mother Teresa. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader is being recognized for his humanitarian work. Here's more.

Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was given the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice in New Delhi on Thursday. He is honored for his work promoting the welfare of the Tibetan people.

An estimated 80-thousand Tibetans along with the Dalai Lama arrived in India in 1959 after an unsuccessful uprising against Chinese rule.

[The Dalai Lama, Tibetan Spiritual Leader]:
"I am one of the admirers of late Mother Teresa. I met (her), I think, thrice. In any way, I really admire her work and her spirit."

Mother Teresa became an Indian citizen in 1948 and lived in Kolkata City. She was popularly known as the "Saint of the Gutter" for her extraordinary love and dedication to poor, homeless and diseased persons.

Mother Teresa died in September 1997 at the age of 87.

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