Press Esc to close
Tuesday 31 March 2015
News updated at 10:33 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.8°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Sad that Indians are corrupt, says Dalai Lama

New Delhi, Sep 11, 2012 (PTI)
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama during the world meet for 'Peace and Harmony' to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today said it was a contradiction that Indians were indulging in "unethical" practises like corruption despite being religious-minded.

Indians are "highly religious-minded" and it is very sad that corruption is prevalent in this country, he said while denouncing the menace. "I recently went to Ladakh and someone told me for example if government gives them Rs 100, only Rs 20 reach them. Rest 80 per cent disappears. This is very sad. Indians are religious-minded people and they fear god," he said at a function at the Ramakrishna Mission here.

When poverty remains a major issue in the country, corruption is not acceptable and everyone should think on this count, he said.

"It is a big contradiction. On one hand they pray in the morning and through the day they do corruption. This is not done. When you deny god and deny spirituality then at least one can understand," he said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People being rescued from their homes after flood water entered into their houses...

People being rescued from their homes after flood water entered into their houses...

Sunny Leone and Jay Bhanushali during the promotion of their forthcoming film 'Leela-Ek Paheli'...

Sunny Leone and Jay Bhanushali during the promotion of their forthcoming film 'Leela-Ek Paheli'...

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Tarak Janubhai Mehta ...

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Tarak Janubhai Mehta ...

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Arunima Sinha during Padma Awards 2015 function...

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Arunima Sinha during Padma Awards 2015 function...

Manohar Parrikar reviews an honor guard upon his arrival at Defense Ministry in Tokyo...

Manohar Parrikar reviews an honor guard upon his arrival at Defense Ministry in Tokyo...

Gray Heron bird seen at Madiwala Lake in Bengaluru...

Gray Heron bird seen at Madiwala Lake in Bengaluru...

Mumbai Indians' players Unmukt Chand and Parthiv Patel with the team's head coach Ricky Ponting...

Mumbai Indians' players Unmukt Chand and Parthiv Patel with the team's head coach Ricky Ponting...

Villagers try to pull the bodies of victims from the rubble after a hillside collapsed ...

Villagers try to pull the bodies of victims from the rubble after a hillside collapsed ...

Villagers watch the rescue operation at the site of a damaged house after a hillside collapsed...

Villagers watch the rescue operation at the site of a damaged house after a hillside collapsed...

A resident looks on as waters rise...

A resident looks on as waters rise...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523