-Report filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat-
Ranchi, Jharkand: As a part of all-India Tibet-advocacy campaign by the 16th Tibetan Parliament -in-Exile, the Tibetan parliamentary delegation comprised of Ven. Khenpo Kada Ngodup Sonam, Tenzin Jamyang and Tsering Lhamo has began the campaign at the capital city of Jharkhand, Ranchi by successfully calling upon several leaders of the state.
They reached the city on 13 November and were received by Tenzin Lhundup, the Vice-President of Tibetan Winter Market Association.
Thereafter, the next day on 14 November, the delegates, along with Tenzin Lhundup met with Sh. Sudesh Kumar Chandravanshi, Regional Convenor, Core Group for Tibetan Cause to discuss on their campaign’s itinerary.
Later, they called on Sh. Chandreshwar Prasad Singh, Minister of Urban Development, Government of Jharkhand and Former Speaker of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly and apprised him on the issues concerning Tibet and the urgent situation there. They also discussed on the demographic profile of Tibetans in Tibet and India. The Hon’ble Minister posed several questions regarding the Thank-you India campaign by Central Tibetan Administration and also on the state of Tibetans in exile, which were respectively answered by the delegates and engaged in an interactive discussion over the issues of Tibet for about forty minutes.
Subsequently, Zee News took an interview of the delegates regarding the ongoing Tibet-advocacy campaign and Parliamentarian Tenzin Jamyang spoke on the circumstances of Tibet and the various issues that ravage Tibet.
In the afternoon of the same day, they called on Former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and President of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Sh. Hemant Soren. During the meeting with the former Chief Minister, the delegates apprised him on the status of Tibetan people in exile. They discussed interactively on the rivers of India, originating from Tibet and the drastic environmental consequences posed to the free-flowing river ecosystem of the neighbouring riparian countries due to the incessant damming in Tibet by the Chinese government.
News 11 also took interview of the delegates, during which Parliamentarian Tenzin Jamyang spoke on the issues and cause of Tibet.
The Tibetan parliamentary delegation continues to advocate for Tibet in Jharkhand.