His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks at Editors Guild of India


His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the Editor Guild of India today at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library auditorium, New Delhi. Photo/Tenzin Phende

New Delhi: His Holiness the Dalai Lama was invited as speaker at annual memorial lecture for late veteran Indian medium journalist Rajendra Mathur by Editor Guild of India today at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library auditorium, New Delhi.

Kalyani Shankar, treasurer of Editors Guild of India welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama followed by inaugural speech by Raj Chengappa, President of Editors Guild of India.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during Rajendra Mathur memorial lecture narrated primarily on the democracy evolution that he took to reform Tibetan into modern fully functional democracy. He devolved his private long run political power to people. His Holiness said, “I retire fully from political authority in 2011 with elected leaders from people”.

“India is most populated democracy country in the world, but it is more stable compare to neighbouring country. Today India is the only country with diverse religion belief living together peacefully,“ His Holiness said.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the Editor Guild of India today at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library auditorium, New Delhi. Photo/Tenzin Phende

His Holiness reminded that media people should inform and educate people on what is happening around, but it should be fact and truthful. Media should not be biased base on group, community and political party. It should work for the people.

His Holiness further talked about rich ancient Indian knowledge from Nalanda University and urge Indian to educate inner values from kindergarten level.

“Media always make negative news so sensational, it might lead to doom of human being at one point. Basic nature of human beings is compassionate. 7 billions humans are same in sense of mother’s love irrespective of believer or non-believer. So we must strive to work for the betterment of each other,” His Holiness noted.

He further said, “We must think whether current education system is adequate as many of problem arise from educated people these day.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the Editor Guild of India today at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library auditorium, New Delhi. Photo/Tenzin Phende

“Adding to my previous three commitments, my fourth commitment is revival of ancient Indian knowledge of Nalanda University in India.  Chela has re-educate Indian guru of their rich knowledge,” he added

He addressed that India can combine modern education of physical needs with ancient Indian knowledge of inner values.

He said, “Ten thousand monks are keeping alive of ancient Indian knowledge with help of Pandit Nehru’s far sighted vision in Tibetan monasteries in south India. Universities in India should explore the knowledge of those monks”.

It was followed by question and answer session. Prakash Dubey, General Secretary  of Editors Guild of India gave a vote of thanks at the end of lecture.

-filed by Correspondent Tenzin Phende-


His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the Editor Guild of India today at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library auditorium, New Delhi. Photo/Tenzin Phende