ITCO, 9th March, New Delhi – Delhi based India Tibet Coordination office in collaboration with Lok Shakti Abhiyan organised a Condolence meeting of late Shri Rabi Ray at Gandhi Peace Foundation from 5:30pm to 7:30pm yesterday, 8th March 2017.
The meeting started with paying homage by reciting chanting from Tibetan Buddhist monks. People offered khatak, Tibetan white scarves, and flowers to the portrait of late Shri Rabi Ray ji.
The meeting was attended by more than 100 Tibet supporters, Tibetan community representatives, socialist activists, politicians and students who are bless to work with the veteran socialist.
Senior socialist leaders such as Shri Sharad Yadav, President of Janta Dal United and Shri K.C.Tyagi also graced the occasion to pay their final respect and homage to late Shri Rabi Ray.
Shri P.M. Tripathi, President of AVARD (Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development) also graces the occasion and spoke in length about Shri Rabi Ray and his contribution in the socialist movement as a young activist and later in life as senior politician.
Senior journalist Dr.N.K.Trikha, former National Convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause-India also spoke during the occasion along with Shri Surendar Kumar, former Secretary of Gandhi Peace Foundation and National Co-convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause-India.
Other speakers include Dr.Raghu Thakur, President, Loktantarik Samajwadi Party; Dr.Raj Kumar Jain, senior socialist leader, former Professor at Delhi University; Shri Satyanarayan Sahoo, official at Rajya Sabha secretariat; Shri Birja Mahapatra, senior Advocate Delhi.
Mr.Tsewang Gyalpo Arya, Secretary and Mr.Tenzin Lekshay, Media Coordinator, of Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Delhi also paid their respect along with Tibetan community leaders of Majnukatilla Tibetan settlement and Budhvihar Tibetan Shopkeeper Association.
Mr.Jigmey Tsultrim, Coordinator, India Tibet Coordination Office gave the introductory remarks.
Shri Rabi Ray was a former Speaker of Lok Sabha and succumb to his prolong illness on 6th March 2017 at the age of 90 years in his town Cuttak in Odisha State. He is survived by his wife Smt. Saraswati Swain.
– Report filed by India-Tibet Coordination Office (ITCO) –