Only India has tolerance for other religions: Dalai Lama

Nobel laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday said that India is only country in the world, which has tolerance for other religions and the best example of communal harmony in the world.

Addressing the first convocation of the Central University of Jammu (CUJ), the Dalai Lama said if global leaders want peace in the world, then they have to reach out to the emotions of the people, adding that spreading immense violence by using deadly weapons will be dangerous to the world.

He said the 21st century should become a century of peace not only through prayers, but also through the actions of people.  “We can reach through dialogue to every individual belonging to different faiths, but it possible by launching of nuclear weapons.”

He declared himself as the student of ancient Indian thought and retorted this belief that this country has a power to tackle different problems and contributing significantly to the world peace.

In order develop peace in the word, we have bring first peace into our families, said the revered saint. The Spiritual leader said that modern education has totally failed in tackling the world problems, but we must give some space to ancient education which has the power of contributing to world peace.

Lama said that we must have respect for all religions and all faiths and also for the people who are no believers of the God. The Noble laureate, cited the example of world population that there is a 7 billion population of the worlds and out of which 1 billion are the non believers and we have to respect for their faith also.

He said that youth have to play important role in world peace they should study not only religious education but also contribute to the society. Lama advised students to contribute to the communal harmony and wished the students to follow the path of their ancestors who has contributed for the well being of the society.

Earlier, Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Prime Minister Office and former Chief of Army, NC Vij (Retd.) were awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) Degrees by the Vice Chancellor of Central University Jammu Professor Ashok Aima.

Dr Singh in his address said that Central University Jammu has to focus on unique contribution towards scientific education and in future it would be the centre of excellence. The Union Minister, in his key note speech, accepted the degree conferred on him as a token of love and also conveyed about his special relationship with the university since its infant years.

He also said that a good education institution is the one which has an exclusive stream of teaching and international standard of research output. “India has the bright future in the world and in 2030 will have the youngest working skilled force which will boost the economy of the world,” Dr Singh said.

Meanwhile, General NC Vij (Retd) said that India is emerging as world power and whole world is looking in the market of India. “Youth should also choose defence as their profession and there is vast scope to serve the society. Our economy is day by day rising as compared to our neighbouring countries” he said.

“The world is specifically looking towards India as it is growing with a fast pace. We have touched upon the two main aspects which included the belief that India is emerging and the armed forces have a great role to play in the nation building,” the General said.

“Launching of digital India will also boost our economy and will excel us towards powerful country of the world,” he said. Meanwhile, in the first ever convocation of Central University of Jammu, 14 students were awarded (Ph.D) Doctor of Philosophy degrees, 20 M.Phil and 43 gold Medals were distributed among students by the guests.

However, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu, Prof. Ashok Aima presented the university report from 8 August 2011 to March 15, 2018.


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