The Tibetan spiritual and temporal leader Dalai Lama on Saturday urged the people of Jammu and Kashmir not to let anger overtake them as it brings disaster.
The Dalai Lama, who arrived here on Saturday afternoon on a two-day visit, said in a message to the people of J&K who have been witnessing terrorism for the past 30 years: “We should always keep peace of mind and should not let anger overtake us. Anger always brings disaster and prevents us from using our intelligence effectively therefore preventing us from finding solutions to difficult situations”.
Expressing special greetings and prayers for the people of the state, the Dalai Lama said that “mentally, physically, emotionally, human beings are same everywhere. Everybody wants happiness, joyfulness; the foundation to this happiness is peace of mind”.
Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay along with Adviser to the Chief Minister Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, on behalf of the CM, accorded a warm welcome to the Dalai Lama on his arrival. He will take part in the first convocation of Central University of Jammu scheduled to be held on Sunday.
Vice Chancellor of Central University Prof. Ashok Aima, Divisional Commissioner of Jammu Hemant Kumar Sharma, DC Jammu K Rajeev Ranjan besides students from Ladakh and members of civil society, were present to welcome the Dalai Lama and seek his blessings.