Dharamshala: Every beginning has its ending – the mortal truth of Samsara that was endorsed by the Parinirvana of Lord Buddha at Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh commemorated an event “A Day for Tibet” organized by Buddha PG College, Kushinagar.
The college has more than twelve departments with 4000 students.
The event was attended by Dr. Amritanshu Shukla, Former Principal, Buddha PG College; Dr C. S. Singh, Professor, Department of Maths; Dr Nigam Maurya, Asst. Professor, Department of Teacher Education; Dr. Kaustubh Narayan Mishra, Asso. Professor, Department of Geography; Dr. Gaurav Tiwari, Department of Hindi; Dr. Veena Kumari, Prof. Department of Botanical Science; and other scholars.
Dr. Gaurav Tiwari presented the core elements of the relationship that India shares with Tibet specifically underlining the Buddhist traditional learning originated from India which was preserved by Tibetan scholars and masters – the accounts that were well documented by Indian scholar Dr. Rahul Sankritayan who later retranslated them from Tibetan to Sanskrit.
Dr. K. N. Mishra, shared his personal experience of knowing Chinese Communist ideology, its expansionist policy centred on vested capitalist theology and its members through his interactions during official visits to China. He recalled the events that were organized under the leadership of Sh. Indresh Kumar had taken up the cause of Tibet along with the freedom of Kailash Mansarovar.
Dr. C. S. Singh urged the audience especially the students to share their learnings from this event and to understand the roots of each and every individual that has different stories but is intertwined with the same social, cultural and religious fabrics.
Dr. Amritanshu Shukla, being the Chief Guest of the event expressed his gratitude to the organizers for refreshing his memories of visiting this college where he served more than two decades in teaching and administration. He underlined the significance of not only the linkages of Indo-Tibet relations but also the wisdom and potential that this relationship could contribute to the peaceful co-existence of mankind.
Sh. Jigmey Tsultrim, the Coordinator of India Tibet Coordination Office, outlined the background of the event, aims and objectives of ITCO, policy and functioning of CTA, and future expectations of Tibet in exile and Tibetans inside Tibet through a PPT entitled ‘Tibetan Way of Life’.
Dr. Nigam Maurya introduced each and every speaker of the event and advised the students to make productive use of the event.
Dr. Shubhlal Shah, Convener of Bharat Tibbat Samvad Manch, Kushinagar and Ven. Tenkyong, Incharge, Namgyal Tibetan Monastery, Kushinagar presented Tibetan scarves along with souvenir books to the distinguished invitees.
More than three hundred students along with some media representatives took part in the event.
-Report filed by ITCO, New Delhi