New Delhi: More than 150 college and university students gathered here at the Samyeling Tibetan Settlement, Delhi, this morning to participate in the two-day conference on universal ethics titled “Universal Ethics for the 21st Century: Towards a Common Ground”, organized jointly by the Samyeling Settlement Office and the Tibet House, the Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the conference, Representative Ngodup Dongchung stressed the universality of universal ethics, saying that irrespective of whether one believes in a religion or not, the importance of inner values like love and compassion appeal to all.
Quoting His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Representative Dongchung further said “Unlike the 20th century, which was a century of war and bloodshed, the 21st century should be a century of peace and dialogue. In order to achieve this, we must fundamentally change people’s way of thinking through education.”
Others who addressed the inaugural session include Dr Kaveri Gill, an Associate Professor at the Shiv Nadar University; Geshe Dorje Damdul, Director of the Tibet House; and Prof. Saddiq Wahid, a scholar-in-residence at the Shiv Nadar University.
Beginning today, the two-day conference will feature over a dozen outstanding scholars and intellectuals from various fields will give presentations on universal ethics from various perspectives.
-Filed by Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi