Dharamshala: The spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama Thursday spoke from his residence in Dharamshala, India, about his hope and dream in honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
In a video message, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said: "I always have one dream that within this century the world truly becomes a real happy human family. In order to achieve that we need to have a sense of oneness of human humanity."
"I think through education and more holistic view as well as a realistic of thinking, I have confidence that we can develop a sense of oneness of humanity. Then the very basis of violence and war will no long longer be there and then this century will become a century of peace and non-violence," said His Holiness.
Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream" speech put the civil rights movement into the hearts and minds of Americans and beyond. It contributed to him being named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963 and to his Nobel Peace Prize the following year.
Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American civil rights Movement.