SHILLONG, February 4, R M Warjri: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Monday, said India is considered a religious country but a lot of corruption is taking place. And there should be moral ethics which is very important to deal with this ‘cancer in the society’.
While addressing the students at the 6th Convocation of Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU), Shillong, he said “India is highly religious but lot of corruption here” observing that “corrupt people are highly educated”.
The spiritual leader complimented on India’s ancient knowledge and also considers himself to be a student of the ancient Nalanda University by tradition.
The Nobel Laureate urged the modern educational institutions to try and inculcate the country’s ancient knowledge into their respective curriculum.
The Spiritual Leader is on his first visit to the state, observed that India is a mini United Nations where in people of different race and religion resides in harmony making this the greatest character of India and its ancient wisdom.
On the Tibet issue, he said that Tibet is not seeking for separation from China as it is economically dependent. But the Chinese government must respect Tibet’s unique language, script, culture, and ecology and these must be preserved.
The Tibetan spiritual leader was also bestowed with an honorary doctorate in Philosophy by the private varsity for his spiritual leadership of the Tibetan people and for his example to the world on the principles of non violence and promotion of peace.
The Governor of Meghalaya Dr. KK Paul, Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma and a host of his cabinet colleagues and bureaucrats were present on the occasion.