Poanta, Himachal Pradesh: The Settlement Officers of four Tibetan Settlements of Sirmaur District (North India) jointly organised the 2nd Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society’s Meeting on 29 May 2019 in Poanta Cholsum Settlement.
The meeting was presided by Speaker Pema Jungney of Tibetan Parliament in exile as the chief guest and Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk as the guest of honor. Special guests Shri. Dr. Madan Lal Khurana, President of ITFS, and Shri. Gita Ram Thakur, General Secretary, ITFS were also invited to preside over the meeting.
Around 100 members of the Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society participated in the meeting.
Mr. Gelek Jamyang, the settlement officer of Poanta Cholsum settlement convened the meeting by presenting a brief introduction on the history of the four Tibetan settlements of Sirmour district. He further thanked all the participants for their participation.
Chief guest Speaker Pema Jungney talked about the ancient historical ties of India and Tibet and further made recommendations on how this bond of friendship could be deepened and strengthened in the future. Speaker also spoke profoundly on the benefits of the middle way approach.
Lastly, both the chief guest and guest of honor felicitated the President and General Secretary of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society. Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk also presented a traditional Tibetan scarf to all the members and participants of the meeting as a token of appreciation.
Special guest Shri. Gita Ram Thakur concluded the meeting by delivering a thank you speech.
-Reported by Poanta Cholsum Tibetan office