The young bespectacled Dalai Lama in exile in Mussoorie ended a month's meditation May 22 to lead Buddhists in prayer for peace and freedom.
MS a short bit of the crowd of people outside Birla Nivas awaiting permission to enter
CU a finger denoting reel No. 1
MS Crowds of people awaiting entry to Birla Nivas, in front are Tibetans including a monk
CS Central portion of the Tibetans in the crowd, the monk conspicuous
CS A picture of Budha decorated with buntings around it, hanging upon the rostrum
CU A piece of loin embroidered with Buddhist sign, covering a tepoy, part of the decorations
MS An American camera-correspondent, sitting on the grass, in Indian style, busy writing till he picks up his face and looks to the camera
The rest of the footage is a score of shots of the decorations of the rostrum, the associates and staff of the Dalai Lama setting candels upon tepoys covered with loin, the crowds of people coming on and getting seated in the enclosure under shamiana, the Tibetans with flowers, bouquets and incense sticks standing and seated, etcetra
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Background: The young bespectacled Dalai Lama in exile in Mussoorie ended a month's meditation May 22 to lead Buddhists in prayer for peace and freedom. The day: the 2503rd anniversary of Buddha.
The Dalai Lama in asylum since April 22 read his prayer from pulpit in Birla House where he is staying. Foremost at the service were Tibetan aides who escaped with the 'God-King' from Tibet last month