Mar. 20 (The Scotsman): Ninety-year-old George Patterson, is to receive the most prestigious award in the Tibetan movement for his work in the Tibetan struggle. He is to be presented this week with the Light of Truth Award from the International Campaign for Tibet.
Patterson first travelled to Tibet as a missionary in 1947. He befriended a group of Tibetan resistance fighters on the China-Tibet border and became their medical officer. The Light of Truth Award is given to people and institutions who have made significant contributions to the public understanding of Tibet and the fight for human rights and democracy for the Tibetan people. The award itself is a simple butter lamp.
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