Bhikku Sanghasena of Ladakh Should Get Nobel Peace Prize: Dr Karan Singh
On the occasion of Mahakaruna Day 2017, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Leh, Ladakh celebrated the day at Delhi on Feb. 4th, 2017 at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library Auditorium with the plethora of activities.
Governor of Bihar, Shri Ram Nath Kovid was the chief guest on the occasion. In his speech, he appreciated Sanghasena, the Buddhist spiritual master from Ladakh who had turned the barren land of Ladakh into a fertile ground establishing charitable schools, asylum, hostels for poor girl students and several other humanitarian activities. Talking about the role of Buddha to the enlightenment of the world, the Governor said, “this Mahakaruna day a given us an opportunity to remembers the great contributions of Lord Buddha who had end lightened the whole world with the message of peace, harmony and compassion. Every individual has to develop the spirit of peace and compassion in their life. Buddha was enlightened in Bihar. Every year thousands of people visit Budh Gaya as pilgrims. Now we have to develop the place as a prominent pilgrim centre."
Swami Chidanand Saraswati in his speech said that today everyone needs compassion.Our Prime Minister has shown his action and compassion fully. Through our love and compassion, we have to make this world a better place to live. Forgetting all difference we must come together and extoll the messages of Lord Buddha and make this world a better place to live.
Acharya Lokesh Muni highly appreciated the works of Sanghasena and urged all to visit Ladakh and experience the wonderful work he has done for the downtrodden class of the society.
MP from Rajya Sabha Dr Karan Singh said that when he visited Ladakh in 1952 it was a barren track of land without any vegetation. Now Sanghasena has transformed the place into a fertile ground and brought lots of activities there despite cold weather condition there. For the humanitarian work he has done there, he should be conferred with the Noble peace prize. He highly appreciated the work of Sangahsena and urged all to contribute to this world a better place to live and spread the message of peace and harmony propagated by Buddha all over the world.
Union state Minister social justice and empowerment Sr Ramdas Athawale also spoke on the occasion. Union minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi and several prominent religious Leaders attended the function, Dr Anthony Raju National President of All India Council of Human Right and Liberties and Social Justice etc were present on the occasion.
Children from Mahabodhi International School Ladakh who came all the way from Ladakh presented their colourful cultural programmes in an enchanting manner.
Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Leh, Ladakh a non-governmental, non-sectarian, non-profit-making, socially-engaged Buddhist charitable organisation has been working for the downtrodden section of the society for their socio-political and educational upliftment in Ladakh.