South Africa's Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu urged the people to recognise human dignity and help improve people’s lives.

This should not be done as an act of charity but as a responsibility towards humanity, the archbishop said.

The archbishop and revered anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu delivered the inaugural Janaagraha L.C. Jain Memorial Lecture on “The persistent gentle moral giant who cares for the little people: Nelson Mandela” here on Tuesday. The purpose of this lecture was to acknowledge those who further the cause of human rights and citizenship, causes that L. C. Jain believed in deeply.

The late freedom fighter and Gandhian embraced everyone notwithstanding their background and stood for the core principles upon which India was built i.e. equality and economic, social and moral freedom

Late L.C. Jain, who served as the Indian High Commissioner to South Africa, shared a deep friendship with both Archbishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

“This should not be done as an act of charity but as a responsibility”