HYDERABAD: The Dalai Lama Centre for Ethics and Transformative Values at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge has decided to establish its centre in Hyderabad of Telangana State.
The Centre decided to set up its centre in South Asia and searched for suitable places and finally zeroed in on Hyderabad. The Centre is dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life.
Centre director Tenzin Priyadarshini called on Telangana Municipal Administration minister KT Rama Rao and Tourism minister Azmeera Chandulal here on Tuesday. He said that they were establishing their centre in Hyderabad as it had all basic amenities and in the backdrop of the rich cultural heritage of Telangana state.
Rama Rao thanked Tenzin and explained him about the Telangana State's association with Buddhism. "TS is the third largest state having more number of Buddhist historic sites," Rama Rao informed Tenzin. Rama Rao said Nagarjuna Sagar and other places were examples of Buddhist culture in TS and they were proud of having the Dalai Lama Centre in the city.
Rama Rao in principle agreed to allot 5 acres land near Hyderabad for the setting up of the Centre.
TS TO INVITE DALAI LAMA
Rama Rao also said that they would invite Dalai Lama for the inauguration of the Buddhavan project taken up for the development of Buddhism in the state. Tenzin said that during the visit of Dalai Lama to the city, Dalai Lama may be asked to lay foundation stone for the Centre for Ethics and Transformative Values.