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Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India - This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama was invited to Eliezer Joldan Memorial (EJM) College, a government degree college in Leh. He was welcomed at the door to the auditorium by the Principal Deskyong Namgyal and escorted to his seat on the stage.
More than 1500 students and staff sat before him on the carpeted floor. After students had sung a song that began with taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and went on to praise His Holiness, the Principal formally welcomed him for his first visit to EJM College.
He explained that the College was first set up in 1994 and offers degree courses in science, arts and commerce. In 2004 the Jammu & Kashmir Government decided to name the College after Eliezer Joldan, who, coming from a Christian family, was the first trained graduate to teach in Ladakh. President Otsal Wangdu told His Holiness how honoured the students and staff of the College were to receive him, assuring him of the College’s interest in combining modern education with ancient Indian knowledge.
Washington DC— The United States State Department convened the first-ever Ministerial to advance religious freedom. The two-day Ministerial held from 24-25 July took place in the State Department building in Washington DC was attended by more than four hundred heads of religious organisations and civil societies. Ambassador-at-large, Governor Brownback gave the opening remarks.
A video message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama was screened at the gathering. Below is the transcript of the message.
“Spiritual brothers and sisters, firstly I want to express my greetings for your meeting. I consider such a meeting relevant and important. Firstly, still, we need religious faith and then in order to use religious faith more effectively to the harmonious society.
So this conference is useful, I am totally committed to making a contribution from my tradition. I never try to propagate Buddhism. I always think how much from our tradition can make some contribution for people including non-believer in order to develop inner peace.
I think and hope other tradition to think more about humanity than entire humanity will not become a follower of one religion. Over a thousand year different religious tradition exist. In the future also different religious tradition will prevail for other several centuries. It will be beneficial to the people, therefore harmonious existence is important.
I am quite sure that your gathering can certainly make some contribution regarding religious harmony and how to use a certain concept of different religious tradition more effectively. I usually call secular way. Here I must make clear that in according to Indian understanding secular means respect all religion and also a nonbeliever. I think that is realistic. As I mentioned earlier, over 1 billion non-believers are human brothers and sisters. They want and need to have peace of mind. Therefore the secular way to serve people is a more realistic way.
Washington, D.C. — The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act took a big step forward when the House Judiciary Committee approved the bill unanimously. The next step is for the act to move to the floor of the House of Representatives.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) Wednesday delivered the following statement during the Committee’s markup of the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2017 (H.R. 1872). The Committee approved this bill by voice vote," the Committee said in a press release issued on July 25, 2018.
Chairman Goodlatte in his statement said, "H.R. 1872, the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2017, addresses an issue of longstanding and increasing concern regarding China’s treatment of Tibetans living in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) and other Tibetan areas controlled by China."
The Chairman says: In 1950, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army went into Tibet [Central Tibet] in order to establish control over the region. In the years since then, as noted by the U.S. Department of State, the Chinese Government “has imposed severe restrictions on Tibetans’ ability to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms.”
"Such restrictions occur with regard to religious practices, freedom to travel, freedom to practice cultural and language preferences, and other aspects of life," Goodlatte said.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama meeting with Muslim community in Nubra Valley, J & K, India on July 12, 2018.