Dalai Lama to donate 1m pounds Templeton prize money to St Paul's Cathedral
London, May 11 (ANI): The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, Dalai Lama has said he will donate his 1.1 million pound Templeton Prize to St Paul's Cathedral in London.
The honor would be bestowed on Dalai Lama in front of an audience of over 2,000 on Monday.
The Templeton Prize, the world's largest annual monetary award, is given to someone who has made exceptional contributions at the progress of the world's understanding of spirituality.
"When I heard your decision to give me this quite famous award, I really felt this is another sign of recognition about my little service to humanity, mainly nonviolence and unity around different religious traditions," The Telegraph quoted Dalai Lama, as saying, after he was given the award.
The Dalai Lama, who will be visiting St Paul's for the first time, will receive the prize from Dr John M. Templeton, Jr, President and Chairman of the John Templeton Foundation and son of the late Prize founder.
Established in 1972 by the late global investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the prize stand as a landmark of the John Templeton Foundation's international efforts to serve as a philanthropic for discoveries relating to the questions of human purpose and reality. (ANI)
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