By Shyamal Sinha
His Holiness is scheduled to address gatherings at the University of Mumbai, Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.
On Wednesday, 12 December, he will deliver the Inaugural Address in the International Conference On “Concept of Maitri (Metta) in Buddhism” organised by the Department of Philosophy, The Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Mumbai. The event will be presided by Prof Suhas Pednekar, Hon Vice-Chancellor, the University of Mumbai and Prof Geshe Ngawang Samten, Vice Chancellor, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi.
On Thursday, 13 December, His Holiness will speak on “The Compassion and the Need for Universal Responsibility” at the 11th Silver Lecture at the Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce, GTB Nagar, Sion, Mumbai.
On Friday, 14 December, His Holiness will address the 22nd edition of TechFest 2018 at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, Bombay. Started in 1998 as a department festival, the Techfest emerged as Asia’s largest Science and Technology festival, a conglomeration of scientific thinking and innovation. In the past, TechFest lecture series has featured several renowned personalities – Dr Abdul Kalam, Dr John Forbes Nash Jr (Nobel Laureate in Economics), HE Hamid Karzai (Hon former President of Afghanistan), Pranab Mukherjee (Hon Former President) among others.
In order to celebrate the arrival of His Holiness, A Mumbai-based Tibet Support Group called Friends of Tibet is organising photo and painting exhibitions, film screenings, and the Wellbeing Tibetan Medical Camp in the city.
An exhibition of photographs on the Dalai Lama by renowned photographer Suresh Natarajan; an exhibition of paintings by artist Ravikiran Parameshwar and a one-day free Tibetan Medical camp and Pulse Diagnosis by Dr Dorjee Rapten Neshar, Chief Medical Officer, Men-Tsee-Khang, Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute of HH the Dalai Lama will be held at IDC School of Design, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, Mumbai from December 12-14, 2018.