Beyond Religion....Awakening the Self

Visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama visited Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar on 18th November 2017, a red letter day in the history of the Salwan Schools. The divine presence of His Holiness created an aura of sublime bliss and transformed the school into a sacred shrine. On this auspicious occasion, His Holiness showered his blessings on more than five thousand members of the Salwan fraternity including students from all the eleven schools running under the aegis of the Salwan Education Trust, the eminent Trustees, the distinguished members of the Managing Committees along with the Directors, the Principals, the staff and parents of school students. History was recreated at Salwan Public School as it was the second visit of His Holiness who blessed the school two decades ago on 16th November 1997. Being the first-ever educational institution to have got this great privilege and honour for the second time, the school reached a rare milestone and the school fraternity rejoiced blissfully!

Dr. Mrs. Indu Khetarpal, Principal, Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi along with the Students and Staff from all the Salwan Schools accorded a warm Traditional Tibetan Welcome to His Holiness. Dr. Prasad V. Medury, Chairman, Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi felicitated His Holiness by presenting a Prayer Wheel and a Shankha, the sacred symbols of purity and positivity. Shri Harpal Singh, Trustee, Salwan Education Trust, Mentor and Chairman Emeritus, Fortis Healthcare, welcomed the esteemed gathering. He highlighted the year-long Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Salwan Education Trust that reaffirmed the Trust's constant endeavour to inculcate the true spirit of secularism among students. Describing His Holiness as an apostle of peace, a symbol of love and compassion and a global spiritual leader, he encouraged the Salwanians to receive the blessings and imbibe the teachings of His Holiness with an open heart and an open mind. A soulful Inter-Faith Prayer rendition was presented by the school choir.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his awe-inspiring discourse, laid stress on the following points:-

Sharing many interesting anecdotes and experiences with the students, His Holiness the Dalai Lama touched the chords everyone's heart with His endearing smile. His Holiness also addressed the queries of the students during the Interactive Session. He shared valuable insights on anger management and stress management, encouraged the Salwanians to protect the environment and urged them to spread happiness all around and use the power of 'Smile' that brings inner peace and happiness. He ignited in students a zeal to think beyond 'the self', a vision to work for the welfare of humanity and a passion to serve mankind selflessly.

Shri Sushil Dutt Salwan, Chairman, Salwan Education Trust in his address, expressed his heart-felt gratitude towards His Holiness on behalf of the Salwan fraternity.
Leaving indelible imprints on each and every Salwanian's soul, His Holiness also planted a sapling near the school reception as a reminder to the future generations to uphold the values of generosity and compassion.

As students, parents and staff of the Salwan schools queued up to receive the blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, their heads bowed down in reverence, their souls were uplifted towards newer heights of tranquility. The precious moments of divine bliss will remain etched in the hearts of the Salwanians forever.