Reduce gap between rich, poor: Dalai Lama

Tibetan religious head in exile also stressed on uplift of children living in slums by providing them education and other learning opportunities.

Updated: Nov 19, 2011, 17:52 PM IST

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the
Dalai Lama on Saturday said strong efforts are needed to reduce the
gap between the rich and poor.

"All the 7 billion people of the world are the same, they
born and die in the same way; they have the same mental and
physical ability. Then why there is a huge gap between rich
and poor? It is our utmost moral responsibility to reduce this
gap," Dalai Lama said at the inaugural ceremony of Tog Len, a
charitable trust, at Sarah near here.

He also stressed on uplift of children living in slums by
providing them education and other learning opportunities.

Praising the work by Tibetan monk Tog Len, the Dalai Lama
said, "It is very nice to see that a Tibetan Monk (a refugee)
of Dharamsala have taken the work to uplift the Indian slum
children."

Tong-Len is involved in helping displaced communities in
North India through various education and health-based
projects.

PTI