Fully supports Anna`s anti-graft movement: Dalai

Tibetan spiritual leader,Dalai Lama on Friday said he "fully" supported Anna Hazare`s movement but refused to go into the merits of his methods.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2011, 21:30 PM IST

New Delhi: Asking Indians to pay "more
attention" to eradicating corruption, Tibetan spiritual leader
the Dalai Lama on Friday said he "fully" supported Anna Hazare`s
movement but refused to go into the merits of his methods.

Calling Tibetans `chelas` (followers) of `Guru` (master)
India, he said issues like corruption make the `chela` feel
ashamed.

The Dalai Lama said people in India have an impression
that corruption has become part of life and he came to this
conclusion after interacting with students and businessmen in
this regard.

"Many people have little reservation about his (Anna`s)
method. But the motivation is very important. People have
started thinking that corruption has become part of life. The
movement really reminds the nation and politicians that
corruption is totally wrong," he said.

"I fully support the movement, but the method I don`t
know," he said after receiving the `Dayawati Modi Award for
Art, Culture and Education` here.

He said corruption takes place in countries like China
where there are no "moral ethics", but in a nation like India
the menace should not have any place.

"India is a great country. But some actions like
corruption make chelas (Tibetan) feel a little ashamed. Please
pay more attention," he said and asked people to also
contribute in eradicating the menace.

To a question that Tibetan youths in India do not have the
same love towards their motherland like their counterparts in
Tibet, the Dalai Lama said the quest for freedom will be alive
in people who see the "difficulties" and face "discrimination"
everyday.

In an apparent reference to China, he said "narrow-minded"
thinking will never help in resolving any problem.

PTI