Imphal, the 18thOctober, 2017(DIPR): We need to revive the spirit of love and compassion as human being is losing these qualities these days. Have more compassion in thought and non-violence in action, His Holiness Dalai Lama told today in a press conference held at Mini Auditorium, City Convention Centre Imphal.

His Holiness added that compassion is the ultimate source to bring inner peace and happiness. Individual has different techniques and ways to achieve inner peace. Compassion is an important one among the numerous ways of it. Violent method is completely wrong. It is against human nature. Start to change the world from each individual, then to family members, neighbours, communities, to the whole country and then to the world. Modern India has the potential to bridge the world through its ancient values. Thus, India can contribute alot to bring a peaceful and compassionate world.

Saying his purpose for visiting Manipur is to promote the sense of oneness, His Holiness expressed for desire to develop a common interest for the entire nation including the north-east region. Like European Union, northern-southern, eastern-western and central India can look for wider perspective and search for a common interest. Since India is a great democratic country, we all can criticise  to central policies. We can find out common interest and solutions for the problems being faced by all of us.

Giving hints indirectly for the need of preservation of one’s cultures in today’s conflict and problematic world, His Holiness Dalai Lama told that Tibetans’ decided not to raise the issue of Tibet to UN since 1974. Instead, we are preserving our rich cultural heritage, the Guest stated.

Right after the press conference, Government of Manipur organised a Civic Reception programme of His Holiness Dalai Lama at the City Convention Centre and the Guest delivered a lecture on ‘Peace and Harmony’.

Speaker Manipur Legislative Assembly Shri Yumnam  Khemchand Singh, Chief Secretary of Manipur Shri RR Rashmi, officials and many people from different walks of the society attended the programme and interacted with His Holiness.

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