Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the
Dalai Lama has been conferred with an honorary Doctor of
Humane Letters by the University of Minnesota for inspiring
the world to achieve the humanity`s fundamental desire for
happiness, freedom and peace.
University of Minnesota`s president Robert H Bruininks
and a Regent presented the honorary degree to the Dalai Lama
on Sunday at a ceremony held at the university`s Mariucci
Arena, an official of Tibetan Central Administration said.
"Because you demonstrate that with quiet
determination, a compassionate heart and a curious mind, even
the path of a simple Buddhist monk can lead to a place of
global understanding and purpose; because your teachings
reveal all we share the fundamental desire for
happiness and freedom, to the impact we have on our
planet...," the citation read.
The Nobel laureate thanked the University for the
honorary degree, for which he remarked he did not have to