Pune: ‘’Religion is everyone’s personal business. We must not mobilise people in the guise of any religion,’’ said spiritual leader Dalai Lama at the inaugural function of 2nd National Teachers’ Congress (NTC) at MIT World Peace University (WPU), Kothrud campus on Wednesday
Speaking about peace and harmony, Lama said, “21st century should be the century of dialogue and a human being must have to think humanity at the global level. For building a better world, just think for the oneness of the human being. It is only dialogue which creates new ideas and peace in world.”
Further, he emphasised that academicians should promote ancient Indian knowledge of understanding inner values in modern education. “Education should include hygiene of emotions and the way to tackle emotions. India is the only country in the world which can combine modern education, technology, ancient education and emotions.
“There are many differences in all religions but all religions spread the same message i.e. message of love, tolerance and affection.
“Today, education has to speak about inner values, truth, honesty and self-confidence rather than money and fame,” Lama said.
Mayor of Pune Mukta Tilak, President of (NTC) and eminent scientist Anil Kakodkar, former president of Maharashtra state federation, Nandkumar Nikam, executive president of MIT WPU, Rahul Karad, founder president of MIT WPU, Vishwanath Karad, former chairman of University Grants Commission Arun Nigvekar, Director of Higher Education, Dhanraj Mane were present among other dignitaries.
The NTC is a platform where all teachers from various parts of the country and world come together to discuss about various national issues, challenges faced and solutions in order to imbibe various inputs among students and educate the society to create a knowledge driven holistic nation. More than 8,000 higher education teachers from across the country and globe are participating in the congress.