H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje was invited as the chief guest and felicitated at the 28th National Dalit Literature conference held in Delhi on 9th December 2012.
The highlight of the conference arrived when the organizers conferred on His Holiness the prestigious Dr. Ambedkar International Award. His Holiness joined the list of international spiritual luminaries which include H.H. Dalai Lama amongst its past recipients.