MOSCOW: Honorary Representative to Russia Telo Tulku Rinpoche paid courtesy visit to the Indian Embassy to congratulate the new Indian Ambassador Mr. Pankaj Saran.
Telo Rinpoche gave a full detailed report on how the Tibet Office Moscow was established and what the primary functions are. The Ambassador was keen to learn about the existence of the Buddhist Republics in Russia and the historic and culture ties that the Buddhist republic have shared with the Tibet. Nevertheless, there are a large number of students from Russian mainly from the traditional Buddhist republics studying in India at various Tibetan Institutions.
“The Current Indian Government is promoting Buddhist on global level as a heritage of the Indian civilization and we welcome all to come and explore India, be it through Education, tourism and Culture” said Ambassador P Saran. “We thank the Tibet Office existence in Russia and highly respect H.H. the Dalai Lama and he is India guest as long as it is needed.”
Telo Rinpoche thanked the Indian Government for its support and gave a very detailed report on the students from Russia and how important it is for the future development of the rich Indian Buddhist heritage to be revived for the sake of the academic, economic and culture ties between Russia, Tibet and India.
Currently there are 12 students enrolled at Central University of Tibetan Studies, 49 at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 71 in Drepung Gomang Monastery, 1 at Mentsekhang and many others who are either exploring Tibetan culture or waiting to pass entrance exams at various institutions.
–Report filed by the Office of Tibet, Russia–