30th Dec. 2020, Delhi: The relation between India and Tibet dates back to age-old centuries are culturally and spiritually related to each other. For Tibetans, India has been the holy land since ages. Keeping this in view, a webinar titled “Indo-Tibet Cultural Relations” was organised by Shiksha Hastalikhit Samayik and Bhartiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti, Gujarat with the blessing of Akhil Bhartiya Itihas Sankalan Yojna and Bhartiya Itihas Anusandan Parishad (ICHR), New Delhi on 27th December 2020. Mr. Jigmey Tsultrim, Coordinator, India Tibet Coordination Office, New Delhi was the speaker for the Webinar.
Mr. Jigmey Tsultrim spoke about Indo-Tibet relations. He said that India and Tibet share a long cultural history. Buddhism spread to Tibet from India. The wisdom of Tibetan Kings like Songtsen Gampo, Trisong Detsen and Tri Ralpachen chose India as Tibet’s root source of teachers. They chose Sanskrit as the main language to develop the Tibetan script. At the start of every Buddhist texts, it is written ‘gyakar kedu’ meaning in an Indian language which pays homage and respect to India. The Buddhist thoughts are derived from the Nalanda tradition of India. He further said that the geographic contiguity of India and Tibet provided strong cultural integrity as Tibet enshrines the holy place of India’s most revered Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. For Indians, the Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake have always been and continue to be the ultimate destination for pilgrimage.
Shri Haribhai Patel, Joint Secretary, Bhartiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti, Gujarat and Editor, Shiksha Haastalikhit Samayik moderated the webinar and the webinar ended with Q & A session.
-Filed by ITCO, New Delhi