(Yesudasan / The Week / October 1989)
On December 10, 1989, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Dalai Lama. The citation says: "his struggle for the liberation of Tibet consistently has opposed the use of violence. He has instead advocated peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of his people." For the Nobel Prize Committee, "the Dalai Lama has come forward with constructive and forward-looking proposals for the solution of international conflicts, human rights issues, and global environmental problems."