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Dalai Lama Opens University Religious Event in Delhi

January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009
Dharamsala, Jan. 17 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama today attended “Global Congress: World Religions after September 11- An Asian perspective” at the Jamia Milia Islamia University in the Indian capital.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered the keynote address on the opening of the event that is being organized by Centre for the study of comparative religions and civilizations of Jamia and Faculty of religious studies, McGill University, Canada.
Calling compassion the basis of happiness, the Tibetan leader said that religious tolerance is important for harmony between religions.
His Holiness also visited a mosque inside the campus before heading for the Ansari auditorium in the university campus.
Prof. Mushirul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Milia Islamia University, welcomed His Holiness to the university, and lauded the Tibetan leader’s work in promoting inter religious harmony in the world.
Before leaving the university, His Holiness the Dalai Lama participated in an interactive session moderated by Rajiv Mehrotra of the Delhi based Foundation of Universal Responsibility.
Asked about the recent unrest in Tibet, the Tibetan leader reiterated his commitment to non-violence and truth in seeking a resolution to the Tibetan issue. He said his faith in the Chinese government may have been thinning but his faith in the Chinese people has been unshaken.
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