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The Dalai Lama gives Youth Compassion Award to Teenager

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The Dalai Lama gives Youth Compassion Award to Teenager

Voltaire Taiwo de Campos, a Newham teenager who overcame the murder of his cousin to promote peace, was honoured by The Dalai Lama in front of an audience of six thousand people today at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
The Dalai Lama said: “This young boy is just 16, but already taller than me so you’re warm-heartedness equally should be very strong and tall, that’s important. Thank you.”
On receiving the award, Voltaire said: “At the time Ailton died it was hard. I was very angry and had a lot of negative thoughts. “I transferred that into positive energy and worked hard for peace” …“I’m so honoured and proud to receive this award from such an inspirational man as His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I’m only 16 and yet I know that his moment will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

 

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