In a world torn apart by conflict and war, an initiative like World Compassion Day (WCD) comes as a breath of fresh air. WCD is an idea based on ahimsa and compassion. It is a day for global icons to take stage and share their ideologies, values and principles on how to make the Gandhian ideals of ahimsa and compassion relevant to our times. In its very first year of launch, His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama launched WCD amidst a selective gathering of people including Dr Satyapal Singh, Police Commissioner, Capt Nair, Sonam Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani, Abhishek Kapoor and many, many more. Joining him on stage were Anil Kapoor, Chetan Bhagat and Founder Pritish Nandy.