Mahatma Gandhi's teachings still relevant for Indians today: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, Oct.3 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said that

the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi are still relevant for Indians today.

Describing Gandhi as the Apostle of Peace, the Dalai Lama said: "We (Tibetans) really admire Mahatma Gandhi's concept of non-violence and respect for all religions. Any person who admires his work, his views, we must implement it."

He said that India is the guiding light for the entire Orient and that it should adhere to Gandhian values.

"I always consider you India - historically - our guru. So my respected Guru, 'you must think and implement Mahatma Gandhi's teachings'," the Dalai Lama said.

In 2007, the United Nations declared that October 2 would be observed as 'International Day of Non-Violence', as a tribute to Gandhi. (ANI)

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