New Delhi: His Holiness the Dalai Lama awarded Professor M L Sondhi prize for International politics here in Delhi today. The event took place at the India International Centre, New Delhi in the presence of Indian dignitaries such as journalist Arun Shourie and Lalit Mansingh among the many others.
During the event, His Holiness also remarked that the possibility of an Indo-China armed conflict would not be that easy and China would definitely weigh its consequences on the situation inside Tibet.
“The Dalai Lama today played down the possibility of an Indo-China military “conflict”, suggesting that the situation inside Tibet mitigates such an eventuality.” reported by the OutLook India. “The 81-year-old spiritual leader said Tibet will weigh on China’s mind in the event of any conflict and for it, handling both simultaneously would not be an “easy” task.” added the report.
The report also quoted the former Foreign Secretary of Indian Government, Lalit Mansingh saying that India’s strong stand beside the Dalai Lama’s visit to the Arunachal Pradesh in the beginning of this month against China’s dissent is a ‘rare affirmation’ of India’s sovereignty.
The Professor M. L. Sondhi Memorial Trust and the M. L. Sondhi Institute for Asia-Pacific Affairs have instituted a Prize for International Politics beginning 2006, in honour of the late Professor M.L. Sondhi, to be given annually for “an outstanding contribution, relevant to India, to the theory or practice of international politics”. The Prize consists of Rs. one lakh, a plaque and an invitation to lecture in Delhi.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is recognized around the world as one of the most inspiring leaders in the world for his efforts to bring out peace, China accuses him of being a separatist. His Holiness was felicitated with Noble Peace Prize in 1989 which is the most prestigious recognition given for his works from numerous awards he has been honored with around the world.
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