Nalanda Student’s Dalai Lama Fellowship Project nominated for “Emerging International Youth Leaders Forum”

July 30, 2016

Abinash Mohanty, a student of School of Ecology and Environment Studies at Nalanda University who is also a Dalai Lama Fellow recently got nominated for “Emerging International Youth Leaders Forum” which is organised by GEF (Global Environment Facility)”. His project on “Empowering and creating more ethical community leaders along the Tonga community of Rajgir,Bihar” got selected at the screening at Berlin, Germany held from July 16 to 20.

Once the project is completed, Abinash will present the project at the same platform in Spring 2017.

Abinash also spent a fortnight (June 28 to  July 14) at the 2016 Ethical Leadership Assembly (ELA) at Earth Rise institute of Neotical Sciences, Petaluma, California, San Francisco as a part of Dalai Lama Fellowship. ELA is a convention of new Fellows, along with those from past years, held each June near San Francisco, California. This was the sixth meeting of ELA.

Abinash Mohanty during his visit to the US for Dalai Lama Fellowship

Abinash Mohanty with other Dalai Lama Fellows (L), at Berlin (top) and with Mr. Marty Kransney, Executive Director Dalai Lama Fellows who is a Mentor for Abinash’s project 

Ethical Leadership Assembly(ELA) focused on the following theme: How might we deepen well-being while working across differences at the intersection of peace, justice, and ecology?

The core purpose of the ELA is co-creating a learning community that builds skills and plants the seeds of life-long commitment to social innovation and ethical, compassionate leadership based on universal values.

Fellows across 34 different countries represented their respective countries. Abinash was one of the two fellows from India. Talking about his project and the fellowship Abinash said, “I thank the Nalanda Community for their support. I must specially thank Dr Pushpa Kumar Lakshmanan my mentor at the University since the inception of the project. I also thank Mr Kundan Sagar, Mr Ankit Singh Chauhan, Ms Himani Saini and Ms Tanushree Mundra for their unconditional support towards the project conception and designing.”

Dalai Lama Fellows learn to work em-pathetically with triggers, patterns, and stories, to think and design systemically, find leverage points, and to discern the impact of their compassion-in-action projects, which address some of our most pressing global challenges.

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