Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama was honoured with the 10th KISS Humanitarian Award at a special function held at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here today.

Addressing the gathering, the Dalai Lama called upon the students to work hard with self-confidence to get success in life. "You are the 21st century generation. You have lot of opportunities and responsibilities. Leave laziness and strive for success,” advised the 82-year-old Buddhist monk.

Besides, he also stated that the modern world is lacking moral principle and the knowledge on how to tackle emotions. He exhorted the youths to pay more attention to the ancient Indian knowledge and use their mind to build compassion in the society. This is one of the effective ways to remove corruption from the society, he added.

His holiness the Dalai Lama also appreciated the contribution of KIIT and KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta in providing education to around 27,000 tribal children of the state.

The KISS Humanitarian Award was instituted in 2008 by the KIIT and KISS founder to honour and recognise individuals with exceptional contribution to society.