Jammu, Mar 17: Spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday arrived here to take part in the first convocation of Central University of Jammu to be held here on Sunday.
Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay along with Advisor to the Chief Minister Prof Amitabh Mattoo on her behalf on Saturday gave a warm reception to the spiritual leader.
The Dalai Lama is in the state to take part in the First Convocation of Central University of Jammu scheduled to be held here at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, 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’.
In his message to the people of J&K, the Dalai Lama said that ‘I want to express special greetings and prayers for people of the state. 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’.
Vice Chancellor Central University Prof Ashok Aima, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Hemant Kumar Sharma, DC Jammu K. Rajeev Ranjan besides students from Ladakh, members of civil society, were present on the occasion to accord welcome to the Dalai Lama and seek his blessings.