Telangana gives Rs 5 cr to Dalai Lama Center

Hyderabad: Minister for Municipal Administration and IT KT Rama Rao has announced a contribution of Rs 5 crores on behalf of the Telangana government for The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values being set up in Hyderabad. He said the government would extend all support to it for spreading ethics, values and message of peace among the people.

The Dalai Lama performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the upcoming Center in the presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan, Deputy Chief Minister Mahamood Ali and other officials on Sunday.

Speaking on the occasion, KTR noted that the Dalia Lama had received several degrees from various universities for his unstinting services towards the society spreading spirituality, peace and tranquility. “We are honored to have Dalai Lama’s Centre, a new South Asia Hub, in the capital of youngest Telangana State”, he stated.

In the light of rapid transformations impacting India and the whole region, it is imperative to train present and future leaders for serving their communities, the minister said. KTR also praised Dalai Lama, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 1989, who had influenced so many people across the world.

The Dalai Lama said, “I am encouraged to see that the plans for the establishment of The Center. Promotion of ethics and values has never been more important in the world”, he said while commending the work done so far. “I am especially delighted to see this effort take roots in India, a country I deeply admire for its longstanding tradition of Ahimsa and Karuna — values that we Tibetans have tried to keep alive for several generations”, he added. –NSS

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