On 5th February, students of Grade 11 travelled to Delhi to attend a talk delivered by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. His Holiness visited the Talkatora Stadium to speak on the topic Reviving Indian Wisdom in Contemporary India. The event was organised by Vidyaloke, an initiative towards revitalising ancient Indian tradition.
The oneness of humanity, His Holiness stated, is the essential message of every religion. However, nowadays, he said, “Human beings killing each other has become almost normal news. Even religion is becoming a source of anger. We must uphold the Indian values of secularism and ahimsa,” he stressed. On ancient Indian knowledge, His Holiness said that it is still relevant in today’s age, and the youth of the country must work to preserve it.
Meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a once in a lifetime experience. With his infectious laugh and kind nature, the Dalai Lama spread the message of peace and united humanity. His principles of compassion and love will resonate with the students for years to come.
Ashira Shirali, 11H1
August 21, 2019