Dalai Lama urges Indian youth to adopt Gandhian principles

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New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has urged Indian youths to adopt Gandhian principles of non-violence and truth.

Delivering a valedictory lecture at the centenary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 'Hind Swaraj or Home Rule' here on Sunday, the Dalai Lama described the principles of non-violence as a treasure of Indian culture and tradition.

"Carrying ceremonial things or ritual things are not sufficient, we must come to masses specially youths and young people and bring thousand-years-old Indian treasure, sometimes it needs some modification but tell them these traditional values must be alive, these are not for decorations," he said.

The Dalai Lama said that he has adopted principles of human compassion, love and harmony from India and strongly advocated promotion of human compassion through education.

"We are not lacking education, we are lacking human compassion and that is very clear. Why not we teach the importance of compassion through education? So, my main effort is promotion of human compassion through education. My number-two commitment is promotion of harmony," he added.

The four-day conference organised by the Swaraj Peeth Trust, a Delhi-based Gandhian centre for non-violence and peace, in collaboration with the Central University of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath in Varanasi, was aimed at highlighting globally the relevance of Gandhian vision of Swaraj and methods of non-violence. (ANI)

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