21st century should be for dialogue: Dalai Lama
Pune Jan 10 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Wednesday said the 21st century should be one of dialogue and all human beings must think about humanity at the global level.
"For building a better world one needs to think about the oneness of all human beings. It is only the dialogue which creates new ideas and peace in the world " he said at the 2nd National Teachers Congress (NTC) that opened here.
For this the Dalai Lama said education should comprise a mix of positive emotions and the means to tackle emotions.
"India is the only country in the world which can combine modern education technology ancient education and emotions. Different exist in all religions but all religions spread the same message of love tolerance and affection " he said.
The Tibetan leader emphasised the need for education to speak about inner values truth honesty and self-confidence rather than just money and fame to over 8 000 teachers from all over India and abroad gathered for the event organised by MAEER s MIT World Peace University.
Eminent scientist Anil Kakodkar said teachers should create their own identity by doing good work be honest towards their duties and become idols for their students.
"We are living in knowledge era where technology changes very quickly and only teacher can understand it thoroughly and teacher can gave right path to pass this hurdle " said Kakodkar who is the NTC President.
NTC Founder and convenor Rahul Karad said this is the first time in global academic history that all inter-disciplinary faculties came together on a single platform at the ongoing 2nd NTC.
"We have achieved a benchmark today by getting together dignitaries and teachers from 22 states in India and around 100 from global universities on a common platform for the three-day summit " Karad said.
Other prominent speakers included MIT WPU Founder-President Vishwanath D. Karad Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak WPU Executive President Rahul Karad Purdue University s Prof Jay Gore Ryan Pereira and Makarand Hastak and former Pune University Vice Chancellor Raghunath Shevgaonkar.
The inaugural day witnessed a major session on Globalisation of Indian Higher Education - Drawing the Roadmap with eminent speakers from India and abroad joining the discussions pertaining to holistic education while reaffirming that the Indian higher education has immense scope to spread worldwide if private educational institutions are granted autonomy.