-Filed by India Tibet Coordination Office, New Delhi-
New Delhi:The family members of late Shri Satya Prakash Malviya, former Union Minister and Member of Parliament organised a prayer and memorial meeting in honour of him at Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India, New Delhi on 15 November 2018.
Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Education Kalon Dr Pema Yangchen on behalf of the Kashag and Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok on behalf of the Tibetan people paid their respect to late Shri Satya Prakash Malviya.
The meeting commenced with the chanting of Buddhist prayers by Tibetan monks from Majnu-Ka-Tila Tibetan Settlement, Delhi. After that a short video on late Satya Prakash Malviya was shown to the audience to honour and celebrate the life and work of him.
Eulogising the late Minister’s life and work, Deputy Speaker Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok said, “Late Sh. Satyaprakash Malaviya was a man, who not only revered and held in high esteem His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but also someone who has supported the cause and issues of Tibet wholeheartedly. He was a member of All Party Indian Parliamentarian Forum for Tibet (APIPFT) and had been President and Vice-President of India-Tibet Friendship Society (ITFS). He had always graced the programs related to Tibet’s cause with his presence, unfailingly and time and again, addressed and offered counsels on issues regarding Tibet. I personally got the opportunity to meet him for the first time in 1997 and from thereon, I have witnessed his support for the cause of Tibet continue, unabated. His demise is a great loss, not only for his family and India, but also an irreparable loss for the Tibetan struggle.”
Kalon Dr Pema Yangchen begins her address with a short Buddhist prayer. She said that on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration paid deep respect to late Shri Satya Prakash Malviya who was a staunch supporter of Tibet and active advocate for the cause of Tibet at various platforms for over several decades. She added that we have lost a long time friend and deeply feel this great loss. She concluded her address with a short Buddhist prayer for the departed soul.
The memorial meeting was also attended by various Indian leaders and dignitaries such as Prof. Anand Kumar, Shri Sharad Yadav (Loktantrik Janata Dal leader), Shri Yashwant Sinha (Former External Affairs Minister, GoI) and others.
The staffs from Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Representative Kasur Dongchung Ngodup and Secretary Tsering Dhundup, TSO Samyeling and Tibetans from Majnu-Ka-Tila Tibetan Settlement attended the memorial meeting in large number and paid their respect to late Shri Satya Prakash Malviya.