Buddhism's Teaching's related in present day trouble-torn world

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today alleged that teachings and high moral values mainly the path of non-violence spreaded by Buddhism have become increasingly related in the present day trouble-torn world and our endeavour to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood, harmony, peace and amity.

The Governor was speak to the Golden Jubilee celebration function of the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS).

Referring to the effort being done at the CIBS, the Governor supposed it has played a major role in circulating the teachings of Buddhism and donated in a big way in preserving and promoting the rich art, culture and language of Ladakh.

The Governor said organization of CIBS in Leh has assists and promoted opportunities for students and scholars to study Buddhism.

Distinguishing the important contributions made by the Institute in the past 50 years, he said that he strongly favours being CIBS being accorded the status of a deemed university.

He observed that this would attract students not only from the Ladakh and Lahaul and Spiti regions but from all over the country and even from abroad to follow Buddhist studies in CIBS.

The Governor mentioned that this Institute could act as a role model in provided that quality education and advised the Governing Body of CIBS to gradually enable this institution to provide education and research opportunities in identified areas of the Sciences and Humanities.

He assumed that there is also need for providing a much larger number of trained persons to teach Bodhi and restated that the glorious tradition of this region needs to be optimally preserved.

Mr Vohra congratulated the staff members, scholars and students of the Institute, and the people of Ladakh, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of this institution.

He released a memorial memento brought out by the CIBS to mark this occasion.

On behalf of the Institute, the Governor presented cash awards of Rs 10,000 each to two prominent scholars Prof Ishey Thabkhas and Mr Tashi Rabgias for their lifetime achievements in promoting the history, culture and language of Ladakh.

On his own behalf, the Governor proclaimed cash awards of Rs 25,000 each, to both of these scholars.

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