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Dalai Lama joins Twitter

By Debjit on February 23rd, 2010 

Guess what ? His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has joined the world's favorite micro-blogging website - Twitter. He, Tenzin Gyatso, (born: Lhamo Thondup) is the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile based in Dharamshala, India.  Tibetans traditionally believe him to be the reincarnation of his predecessors.

He fled from Tibet after a failed uprising against the Chinese rule in 1959 and is now based in India. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1989.

On Tuesday, a post on the website of the Tibetan government-in-exile said  - "His Holiness the Dalai Lama has joined the social networking line(Twitter) to keep in touch with his followers." . He holds a verified account on Twitter and his follower count has already crossed the 50k mark.

Check out Dalai Lama's twitter page here.


Dalai Lama joins Twitter was originally published on on February 23, 2010 - 6:27 pm (Indian Standard Time)