Hiroshima, Japan, 12 November 2010 - His Holiness's sixth full day in Japan was devoted to the 11th Nobel Peace Laureate Summit in Hiroshima, assembling to honor the legacy of Hiroshima by working towards a world without nuclear weapons. As six Nobel laureates, a contingent of students from both Hiroshima and the U.S. and a large number of journalists, delegates for peace and supporters assembled in a second floor room in the Crown Prince Hotel, the day began with a sweet-voiced and highly accomplished choir of about 70 local schoolchildren, from the Nobori-cho Elementary School, singing about the story of their town, and the onetime student of the school, Sadako Sasaki, who died ten years after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, aged twelve, because of its after-effects, and whose friends continued making the 1000 paper cranes she had almost finished, which traditionally bring long life.
|Norbu-cho Elementary School choir opens the 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Hiroshima, Japan on November 12th, 2010. Photo/OHHDL|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the 11th World Summit of Nobel Laureates in Hiroshima, Japan, on November 12th, 2010. Photo/Taikan Usui|