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Dalai Lama receives Prof ML Sondhi Prize for International Politics
[Friday, April 28, 2017 08:34]
By Tenzin Monlam

His Holiness the Dalai Lama holding the Professor ML Sondhi Prize for International Politics award in New Delhi on April 27, 2017. Photo-Jeremy Russell_OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama holding the Professor ML Sondhi Prize for International Politics award in New Delhi on April 27, 2017. Photo-Jeremy Russell_OHHDL
DHARAMSHALA, April 28: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded the Professor ML Sondhi Prize for International Politics yesterday at the India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi.

Former union minister Arun Shourie and former foreign secretary Lalit Mansingh, among others, attended the modest award ceremony. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader was conferred this award for his adherence to the principle of non-violence in the pursuit for Tibet’s genuine autonomy.

The award has been conferred for ‘an outstanding contribution, relevant to India, to the theory or practice of international politics’ since 1996, and Vivekanand Sondhi, son of Professor Sondhi, in his citation recognized the Dalai Lama’s 5 Point Peace Plan and Tibet’s potential role as a buffer state, a zone of peace, between India and China.

Upon receiving the award in honor of the late professor, who was the first Indian to nominate His Holiness for the Nobel Peace Prize, the octogenarian leader said that time has come to make efforts to create a more peaceful world.

He said, “We all want to live happy lives but instead we are confronted by problems, many our own making. A hopeful sign, however, is that scientists have found evidence indicating that fundamental human nature is compassionate. So on that basis we may create a better, more peaceful world by the end of the present century—if we start to make the effort now.”

Being a strong advocate of inclusion of moral ethics in the existing modern education, which according to him only focuses towards ‘material goals’ and little scope for ‘inner values’, the Dalai Lama said he is committed to enrich the modern education by taking a secular approach to human values on the basis of common experience, common sense and scientific findings.

On the sidelines of the event, the Dalai Lama dismissed any possibility of India-China armed conflict. The Tibetan spiritual leader said, “India is not a small country. It is gaining military power. So the only thing is compromise. The Chinese have to think about the situation inside Tibet when it comes to conflict with India.”

The Dalai Lama who has been in the national capital for the past days for his routine health check up will hear the report of the Core Committee working on the Curriculum for Universal Values before returning to Dharamshala.

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