Today I am in Dharamshala, a town on the western end of the Himalayas. This picture is taken from my hotel.
In this area in the 1950’s something remarkable happened.
The Tibetans, fleeing their own country, came here in thousands along with their young leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
I do not know the history too well, but I understand that India opened its arms and gave land and refuge here and in other parts of India for the Tibetans.
Today the Dalai Lama is older and looking a little frail, but his contribution to the western knowledge of Buddhism and putting “kindness” ahead of any belief system is just amazing – thanks in part to the country that hosted him.
Just another side of this country which at the time was struggling itself.
Author: Stephen Manallack
Former President, Australia India Business Council, Victoria and Author, You Can Communicate; Riding the Elephant; Soft Skills for a Flat World (published by Tata McGraw-Hill INDIA); Communicating Your Personal Brand.
Director, EastWest Academy Pty Ltd and Trainer/Speaker/Mentor in Leadership, Communication and Cross Cultural Communication.
Passionate campaigner for closer western relations with India.
Stephen Manallack is a specialist on “Doing Business with India” and advisor/trainer on “Cross-Cultural Understanding”. He is a Director of EastWest Academy Pty Ltd which provides strategic advice and counsel regarding business relations with India.
A regular speaker in India on leadership and global communication, his most recent speaking tour included a speech to students of the elite Indian university, Amity University, in Noida. He also spoke at a major Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) global summit, the PR Consultants Association of India in Delhi, the Symbiosis University in Pune and Cross-Cultural Training for Sundaram Business Services in Chennai. He has visited India on business missions on 10 occasions and led three major trade missions there. He provides cross-cultural training – Asia and the west.
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One thought on “India has many remarkable achievements and hosting the Tibetans is one of them”
We Indians always welcomed with open mind and friendly arms to….
Sanskrit, brahman, jews, aryans, Iranians and the most friendly brits’.
and we define the deed as…
Athithi devo bhava, meaning… Guest is a God 😀
Mera Bharat Mahan.
Thank you, Best Regards.
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