The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his four day visit to the capital of Karnataka on Monday graced a visit to the Tibetan College in Bengaluru. His Holiness visited the The Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education (DLHIE) on Monday morning and addressed the students and other guests gathered at the sprawling campus.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama in addition to inaugurating the new men’s hostel building at the DLHIE, His Holiness also addressed the gathering of large number of students and important guests present at the event held at the sprawling campus of the college on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
“More than 1000 people gathered at the venue. Vice Chancellor of Bengaluru University, former Vice Chancellor of Mysuru University, Khenpos and abbot of Monasteries, Members of Tibetan Parliament Pema Delek and Tsering Youdon, Chief Representative Officer and Settlement officers, Director of TCV, Principal of Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Studies, as well as other dignitaries and guests were present at the talk.” said the report in the official website of Central Tibetan Administration.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke on the importance of preserving the Nalanda tradition and using its relevance in today’s world, he also explained that the Tibetans are not refugees out of choice but out of an indomitable adversity. His Holiness urged the exiled Tibetans to be able to represent those inside Tibet to the whole world.
“Thanking the staff and faculties for providing sound education to the students. His Holiness reminded the tibetans in the gathering that they are not refugee out of will but due to the immense and indomitable adversity faced by Tibetans in the name of cultural revolution, they should pronounce themselves as exiled.” told the report adding, “Therefore, it is the responsibility of the exiled Tibetans to represent those inside Tibet about the truth to the whole world.”
Established in 2008, the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education is one of the few Tibetan institutes in the world for higher education where students can enroll for regular and specialized programmes. Its mission is to ensure that each student is a passionate, lifelong learner who practices Tibetan values and serves the community with utmost dedication and integrity. DLIHE is a part of the Tibetan Children’s Village, an integrated charitable organization for child care and educational services.