Announcing Rs 5-crore on behalf of the State government for The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at Hitex here, Minister for Municipal Administration and IT KT Rama Rao said the government would extend all support to it for spreading ethics, values and message among the people.
The Dalai Lama conducted ground-breaking ceremony for the upcoming Center in the presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan, Deputy Chief Minister Mahamood Ali and other officials.
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”, KTR stated.
In the light of rapid transformations impacting India and the whole region, it is urgent to prepare present and future leaders for the work of serving their communities, the minister stated. KTR also praised Dalai Lama, who received Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, had influenced so many people across the world.
Speaking on the occasion, 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.