Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama conferred with honorary doctorate today at the University of Mysuru. Pramoda Devi Wadiyar received honorary doctorate during the 97th convocation of the University of Mysuru. Governor Vajubhai R. Vala and Vice-Chancellor K.S. Rangappa were among those present.
During the event, His Holiness the Dalai Lama called for greater emphasis on morality in education. The 97th convocation of the University of Mysuru conferred various degrees to around 25,000 students which included around 15,000 women candidates. There were 335 candidates who received their Ph.D certificates on the occasion.
“Though education is fundamental to human beings and national development, the existing system concerns itself only with the material values in life and thus the current generation is facing a moral crisis,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama. “No matter how good the political or the economic systems of the country, they make little difference in the absence of moral principles” according to a report by The Hindu.
“There is hope for humanity as compassion, not violence, is in the basic nature of human beings and one should strive to bring about harmony in the world without touching upon any religious beliefs. More and more people are giving importance to this aspect of strengthening inner values so that morality can be introduced in a more universal manner,” he said.