New Delhi: World renowned Buddhist Spiritual leader, Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena, founder President and Spiritual Director, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Leh-Ladakh, was honoured with the “Respect Age International Award of Excellence 2019” at a special program held at India International Centre.
The award was presented to Ven Sanghasena for his tireless services to the people of Ladakh particularly the old and destitute. He is also the founder president of Save the Himalayas Foundation.
While expressing gratitude to the Respect Age International Foundation, Sanghasena said that service to the old and destitute is one among the highest blessings taught by Lord Buddha and urged everyone to ensure that none of the old persons should remain homeless and disrespectful.
It may be noted that the MIMC campus in Leh has a special wing for old persons where they are provided with food, clothes, healthcare and shelter round the year. The Devachan campus, spread in 250 acre area, also comprises of a residential school for boys, girls, and hostels for blind children, young monks, nuns, a meditation retreat and an international guest house.
Dr Karan Singh, former Governor of Jammu & Kashmir and former Indian Ambassador to
, while addressing a public
function had recommended the name of Bhikkhu Sanghasena for Nobel Peace Prize
for his outstanding achievement of humanitarian services. USA