Tibetan spiritual guru the Dalai Lama here Wednesday said the ethos of global brotherhood, compassion and love hold the key to protection of human rights.
Addressing a symposium on 'Human rights through universal responsibility', he said, 'It is this ethos which will help develop a more civilised society and curb violation of human rights on the basis of poverty, caste, religion and social disparity'.
The symposium held under the aegis of Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission at the Vidhan Sabha auditorium was presided over by Governor Rameshwar Thakur while Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was the guest of honour.
The Dalai Lama said that all human beings are equal despite following different religions, speaking different languages and living in different regions. He said money and wealth alone cannot bring about happiness in life.
'They cannot help one to gain wisdom. For attaining these virtues, a human being must imbibe spiritual and human values. The life of the people of the countries, which have best of material facilities, lacks inner quality. Their young generation has gone wayward', he said.
Presiding over the function, Governor Rameshwar Thakur said the Dalai Lama is a strong proponent of human rights in the modern world and it was astonishing that human rights violations are on the rise despite spread of education, science and technology.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that protection of human rights is intrinsic in India and ages ago, the Indian civilisation had recognised the world as a family through its principle of 'vasudhaiv kutumbakam'. His government was striving to tread the path of development and progress while protecting human rights, he added.