Sunday, June 23, 2024
spot_img

Corruption in India pains me: Dalai Lama

Date:

Share post:

spot_img
spot_img

New Delhi: Describing himself as a ‘messenger of India’, the Dalai Lama on Saturday said it caused him “great pain” to witness corruption in the country and expressed hope that graft cases would be dealt with deftly.

“I see myself as a messenger of India.

I am her son because when I was in need it was she who helped me, so when I read frequent reports about corruption, it pains me,” said the Dalai Lama, addressing students at Delhi Public School here.

On Friday, the Tibetan spiritual leader had said he “fully” supported anti-graft activist Anna Hazare’s movement but declined to go into the merits of his methods.

“Although I am a Tibetan, I see myself as an Indian physically, emotionally and sentimentally.

I owe the country a great deal.

I am healthy today because of the dal, chawal (rice) and chapati I’ve fed on here,” he said in jest.

The leader said he had two “main commitments” in life– to promote happiness and encourage ahimsa (non-violence), both of which he claimed were taught by India.

Praising the educational system in the country, the Dalai Lama called for the inclusion of spiritual teachings which are an “integral part” of the Indian culture.

“The education system in India is very good without doubt, but it would be more holistic if spiritual teachings, which are an intricate part of the Indian culture and not affiliated to any religion, are included,” he said.

He also urged the students to contribute more to the society and help bridge the chasm between the rich and the poor.

“Education is the key to development of all kinds, including bridging the gap between the rich and the poor.

Students are the tools for development and they should do it not by taking arms but through peace and compassion,” he said.

When a student asked him if there was any probability of a woman succeeding him, he responded in the affirmative. “There is no hurdle to a woman succeeding me. (PTI)

spot_img
spot_img

Related articles

Nongrum Mawphlang-o rainbow trout production facility-ko kulichenga

SHILLONG: Iatreilang Foundation Multipurpose Cooperative Society, ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR), Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, baksa apsan nangrime Nongrum...

How would a switch to nuclear affect electricity cost for households and industry?

Peter Dutton has announced that under a Coalition government, seven nuclear power stations would be built around the...

India, B’desh firm up vision to further ties in new areas

New Delhi, June 22: India and Bangladesh on Saturday firmed up a futuristic vision to shore up cooperation...

NCPCR chief asks MDA to keep an eye on madrassas

By Our Reporter SHILLONG, June 22: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairperson Priyank Kanoongo has raised...