Actor Anil Kapoor prefers to stay off lending his name when it comes to brand endorsements. However, the actor is always one of the first ones when it comes to lending support to a noble cause or a social issue. And the actor has recently added one more cause to the list of the issues that he supports by agreeing to be apart of the World Compassion Day on November 28 that is being hosted by Pritish Nandy and the Humane Society International (the global partner of The Humane Society of the United States) with the Dalai Lama. “This year, WCD will have a special focus on animal welfare and the growing importance of vegetarianism for reasons of both healthcare and to discourage killing of other species and the event will see Anil with The Dalai Lama share the ideals of ahimsa and compassion on a common platform with a very select audience,” says a source.
Speaking about it, The Dalai Lama says, “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterised by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human but also human to other forms of life.”
About lending support to the cause, Anil says, “Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ Compassion goes beyond shaking our heads and sighing, ‘oh that’s too bad’. Compassion means understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it. We must first want to change the circumstances of others.”