Dharamsala, April 4
Two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the Dalai Lama and Ms Betty Willaims of Ireland, shared the stage at the opening ceremony of the two-day peace jam on the topic ”community-based solution to the problems of violence” organised at the Tibetan Community Village School in McLeodganj today.
The Dalai Lama said peace could be achieved through love for others, just the way a mother cared for her child. He further said most problems in the world were man made and the world could have been a better place to live in had we used all our resources properly.
Ms Willaims, who received the peace prize in 1976 for peace activities in Northern Ireland, said this was the 12th peace jam she was attending, she being the first Nobel laureate to participate in a peace jam in the USA.
She added that she subscribed to Mahatma Gandhiâ€™s policy of non-violence and strongly believed that it was not a weapon of the weak but a manifestation of the inner strength.
Around 250 Tibetan students are taking part in the conference, the third of its kind being held in McLeodganj.