Sunday 6 June 2010

Dalai Lama advocates unity-in-diversity to world leaders

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama during a visit to Kishtwar region of Indian Kashmir calls for peace and unity among people of all faiths.

KISHTWAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (JUNE 05, 2010) ANI - During his visit to Kishtwar in the Jammu region of Indian Kashmir, the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said that unity among all faiths is the ultimate key for universal peace.
He said this while addressing a multi-religious congregation at a Buddhist monastery in Gulabgarh village near Paddar on Saturday (June 05).

Omar Abdullah, chief of Indian Kashmir accompanied the Dalai Lama on this visit.

Stressing on this aspect, the Dalai Lama appealed to the world leaders to come forward and make the 21st century a violence-free era.

He was all praise for the social fabric of India where people following different faiths live together peacefully.

Later addressing the congregation at the village, Omar Abdullah, chief of Jammu and Kashmir termed the Dalai Lama's visit as a blessing for the society.

"Whenever you look at him you will find that there is halo on his face and in his presence, people will also receive such positive vibrations. So that's the reason I find myself and the people of my state very fortunate he has come here for us and he will pray for us, he will pray for all the people of our state," said Omar Abdullah.

Earlier, the Dalai Lama appealed to the people of Kishtwar, which at one time was a hot bed for the militants, to continue with their rich multi-cultural heritage and maintain religious harmony and tranquillity at all costs.

The sleeping town of Kishtwar was spruced up to welcome the renowned Tibetan leader since it happened to be his first visit to this area.

Later, the Dalai Lama flew to Paddar in Zanskar valley.