June 29, 2014: A conference of Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch northern region working members was held at sector 37c, BJP office in Chandigarh on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Around 50 participants from six different regions of the organization took part in the meeting. The regions include Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana and Delhi.
The 1st session begins with the welcome address by Dr. K.C. Agnihothri, working president, Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch and was chaired by Shri Indresh Kumar, Patron of the organization. He gave a brief introduction on the establishment of the organization which first formed in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh on May 5, 1999. He said that since the inception of the organization the resolution was passed to work for “Tibbat Ki Azadi, Bharat Ki Suraksha” and “Tibbat Ki Mukhti, Kailash Mansarovar Ki Mukhti”.
A seminar on the title “India Foreign Policy and the Question of Tibet” was organized after the meeting at the main hall of the BJP office.
Shri Indresh Kumar, Patron of Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch was invited as a Chief Guest to address on the topic. The other guests invited are Dr. K.C. Agnihothri, National working President, BTSM and Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, National Vice President, BTSM and Member of Parliament, TPiE.
Shri Indresh Kumar said that since 2009, 131 Tibetans have self immolated in Tibet calling for freedom of Tibet and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet. China is diverting the course of Tibetan rivers, mindlessly building dams over them, affecting the flow of some of the 10 major river systems that emanate from the Tibetan plateau and are the main resource of water to 47% of the world population, including that of India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and China itself. The case of raising dams over Brahmaputra in Tibet by China, just before Indian borders, is of very special concern for India’s safety and ecology.
He even stated that before 1959 there is no security personal to safeguard the territory of India as the other side of India is Tibet. To this day we have to secure our borders with thousands of military officials to protect the northern borders.
Dr. K.C. Agnihothri in his speech said that India & China never share any close relationship if we look into the world map. Since the occupation of Tibet in 1959, China has repeatedly threatened the security of India. Many Indian leaders at that time appeal the ruling government for the threat from China. Sadly in 1959 China occupied Tibet and in 1962 attacked India and capture vast area of Indian territories during the war.
Kailash Mansarovar the holy place to pilgrim of both India and Tibet is under the Chinese rule. It is therefore in the interest of India’s own security and safety, we must resolve the issue of Tibet.
Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok stated that India and Tibet share a close relationship in respect of religion & culture, language, border, trade and environment. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been the best ambassador at large of the Indian culture and values. Nobody has so passionately, so untiringly and so widely spread the message of India all over the globe for more than six decades as him.