Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch’s seminar in East Delhi
Friday, 23 February 2007, 10:20 p.m.
Delhi: The Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch East Delhi chapter has organised its second seminar after launching Year 2007: Intensive Campaign for Tibet. The programme was organised here at Arya Samaj Mandhir, Bank Enclave in east Delhi.
Ven. Lochen Tulku, National Vice President of India Tibet Friendship Society and former member of minority commission, was the chief guest of the seminar. Around 100 Indians from east Delhi attended the meeting held last Thursday.
The programme began with a speech by Shri. Mahesh Chadda, President of Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM) east Delhi. He gave a brief introduction on the formation of BTSM, which he said is solely in the interest of Indian national security.
In his speech he said that considering the strategic importance of Tibet and its impact on Indian national security, India has no choice except to support the Tibetan issue.
Other speakers were Shri. Khirren Rijiju, MP, Arunachal Pradesh and member of All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet, Shri. Indresh Kumar, Patron–Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch, Dr. K.C. Agnihotri, National Co-convener of the Core Group for Tibetan Cause.
India Tibet coordination office distributed literature in Hindi and posters and stickers on the yearlong intensive campaign for Tibet. All the Indian speakers highlighted issues concerning the need for Indians to support the Tibetan cause especially on the Kailash Mansarover, which is considered one of the very important religious sites for Hindus.
Dr. K.C. Agnihotri said that Core Group for Tibetan Cause would take rallies in Delhi to highlight the urgency of resolving Tibetan issue and to solicit support for His Holiness’ Middle-Way Approach from the Indian government.
While Shri Indresh Kumar said through this campaign he wants to approach every Indian for a need to pressurize Indian government to initiate talk between China and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Shri. Khiren Rijiju said that he strongly opposed the statement given by Chinese Ambassador in India Mr. Sun Yuxi claiming Arunachal as their territory and urge Indian government to resolve Tibetan issues and border talks with China immediately.
The Chairperson of the meeting Ven Lochen Tulku said that more of such seminars should be organised in order to gain massive support. He thus said that the Indians should intensify its support for the Tibetan cause.