The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan leader, met Indian Prime Minister Nehru at lunch, Apr. 18, when the two leaders discussed the position of the Tibetan refugees in India.
LV Dalai Lama enters Prime Minister's house, being met Mr. K.L. Mehta.
CU Dalai Lama signs visitors book.
SV Dalai Lama meets Mrs. Gandhi.
CU Dalai Lama.
SV Dalai Lama with Mr. Nehru and others on veranda.
CU Nehru and Dalai Lama talking.
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CU Nehru and Dalai Lama.
BV Party enters in house.
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Background: The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan leader, met Indian Prime Minister Nehru at lunch, Apr. 18, when the two leaders discussed the position of the Tibetan refugees in India. It was their second meeting since the Dalai Lama arrived in New Delhi from his retreat at Dharsala, Apr. 14.
There are about 30,000 Tibetan refugees in India and at least 3,000 of them are young children. One reason for the present talks is to discuss the assistance India can give towards providing them with a proper education. As a result of the meeting a five-man committee will work out education schemes.
Between October 1960 and January 1961, about 4,000 refugees crossed the border into India. A steady flow continues to arrive each month although the Indian Government have set up border control posts.
Steps have been taken to transfer as many refugees as possible to the Mysore Hills in the South. Here complete refugees villages have been constructed and land has been provided for crops.