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Light of Truth Award for local man.

Added on 29 March 2011

The International Campaign for Tibet’s 2011 Light of Truth award was presented today to 90-year old author George Patterson, who earned legendary status as the ‘bearded Khampa’ for his support to Tibetan resistance fighters, and who became one of the first people to report the Chinese invasion of Tibet.

The Light of Truth award honors individuals and institutions that have made significant contributions to the public understanding of Tibet. It was presented today at George Patterson’s retirement home in Lesmahagow, Scotland, by the Dalai Lama’s Representative for Northern Europe, Thubten Samdup, and Mary Beth Markey, President of the International Campaign for Tibet.

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