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Indians Should Pay More Attention To Ancient Indian Knowledge: Dalai Lama

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21 November 2017

Tapan Das

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Bhubaneswar: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was conferred with the 10th KISS Humanitarian Award” at a special function organised by Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here on Tuesday.

Addressing the students of KISS and several dignitaries present in the function, he insisted on the importance of basic Indian traditions. According to him, "Ancient Indian tradition is very relevant in today's world. The Indians should pay more attention to the ancient Indian knowledge so that India can combine modern knowledge, modern education and modern technology with ancient Indian knowledge which will bring inner peace of mind."

Tibetan spiritual leader-in-exile and Nobel Peace laureate Dalai Lama reached Odisha on his three-day visit to the State on Monday afternoon. He paid a courtesy call to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik at his residence Naveen Niwas. He eulogised the Odisha CM as a popular leader for which people have been reposing trust and confidence in him and he being elected consecutively.

The 82-year-old Buddhist monk has his programme at Chandragiri in Gajapati district where reside a sizeable population of Tibetans after their banishment from Tibet by China years ago.

Notably, Dalai Lama is visiting Odisha after 7 years. The then visit was also to Chandragiri to grace the consecration of a new Pagoda (Buddhist shrine) there built by the Tibetan residents.

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Dalai Lama, Tibetan Spiritual Leader