Bengaluru: In a follow up to revisiting the roots and re-strengthening the Cause for Tibetan movement within Indian masses that was initiated last year with the felicitation of Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, Founder and Director of Central Institute of Indian Languages at Bengaluru and the following programs in Kolkata, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh that have also been organized went well until the emergence of the Second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. While noticing that there has been sharp decline in the cases, India-Tibet Coordination Office while exploring all the precautionary measures, organized a week long program to visit Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur in Rajasthan from 28th June 2021 to 2nd July 2021.
The main motive behind this program was to meet some of the key members of Indo-Tibet Friendship Society who have played an important part in bringing up the tree of Tibbat Mukti Sadhana. Unfortunately very few of them still exist amongst us as many others have passed away leaving behind their foot prints in this journey of truth against injustices. Most respected Pandit Shiv Narayan Upadhayaji is one of those key figures who have played very important role along with late Shri Amar Krishan Vyas, Shri Mahendra Prasad Genwa, Shri Uma Shankar Sharma and many others. Shri Upadhayaji is now at 91 years old and resides in Kota, Rajasthan. Few months back he suffered from Paralysis attack and thereafter infected by Covid-19 but his spirit has overcome the virus and he is now recovering quite satisfactorily from the paralysis episode.
ITCO has been in contact with his daughter-in-law Ms. Vandhana Upadhaya for the past few weeks updating his health conditions and exploring the possibility as well as safety of meeting Shri Upadhayaji. As it happened, what more could be encouraging that Shri Surendra Kumar, National Co-Convener, Core Group for Tibetan Cause-India didn’t had any second thought in accepting our request to do honor in felicitating Shri Shiv Narayan Upadhayaji at his residence in Kota on 30th June 2021. Shri Surendra ji without slightest hesitation travelled all the way from Muzaffarpur, Bihar to accompany during this tour in these parts of Rajasthan.
What was even more moving is to listen to the deep rooted belief of Shri Shiv Narayan Upadhayaji in responding to one of our query stating that Tibet is what Trivishtap – meaning the mukut of Universe which is unjustly being occupied by Chinese Communist Regime. He affirmed that he shall take his last breath comfortably as he is certain that Tibet shall regain its glory and status because of how things are now evolving everywhere in the world. He even humbly submitted his respects at the feet of His Holiness the Dalai Lama stating that his physical aura itself can solve infinite problems and his wisdom can show path to divine truth that shall require astute learning and practices.
Shri Surendra Kumar while expressing the gratitude to Pandit Shiv Narayan Upadhayaji added that ITFS and many other Indian Tibet Support Groups shall draw huge inspiration from your contribution and it shall be written in golden memories of documentary that will go long way in serving the cause of humanity.
During this leg of journey, as planned, distinguished members of Bharat Tibbat Samvad Manch, Bharat Tibbat Samvay Sangh and Indo Tibet Friendship Society met the entourage members of this journey that includes Shri Surendra Kumar, Mr. Jigmey Tsultrim and Tenzin Jorden. During these meetings, many issues were discussed, planned and documented in carrying forward strategic programs in unmasking the real face of Chines Communist Government and its’ hidden agendas.
- Report filed by Indi-Tibet Coordination Office (ITCO)