October 13, 2019

Dalai Lama in Chandigarh to give talks at Chitkara University and Chandigarh University

Vijyender Sharma

Dharmshala-------Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today give a talk on "The Need for Universal Ethics in Education" as part of the inauguration of Chitkara University's 11th Global Week 2019 at Chandigarh. Before Dalai Lama's talk there will be an introductory address and performance by students. After the talk, Dalai Lama will answer questions from the audience.

On Tuesday,  Dalai Lama will speak on "Secular Ethics in Modern Education in the Context of Guru Nanak Dev Ji" at Chandigarh University (NAAC A+ Accredited University). After his talk, Dalai Lama will answer questions from the audience. The event begins at 9:30am.

Watch the live streaming of both events on https://www.dalailama.com/live.

Dalai Lama will return to Dharamshala on 16 October.

On way to Chandigarh Dalai Lama earlier at Himachal Pradesh's Una   has said that "he is a refugee in India" while adding that he enjoys freedom here.

"We already enjoyed freedom while living in India for over sixty years. In one way, I'm a refugee but I enjoy India's freedom,he added.

"Tibetan freedom...since 1974...before that, we appealed to the UN. Pandit Nehru advised that the United Nations cannot do much. Sooner or later, much better to approach the Chinese and talk to them," he said.

"In '74, we decided to not seek independence. Try to remain...while we remain within the People's Republic of China, we should have certain rights for the preservation of our own culture," he added.

The Tibetan leader further said they can teach the Chinese how to practice democracy.

"Since 2001, I completely retired. The elected political leadership carries all these responsibilities. I think eventually we can teach Chinese how to practice democracy," he said.

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