Bangalore: On the eve of 75 years of India’s Independence “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, the Chief Representative Office and Tibetan Youth Hostel, Bangalore jointly organised an event commemorating the sacrifices, stories and sustainability of India’s journey of Independent struggle, and its relevance to the journey of “Tibbat Mukti Yatra”.
Distinguished guests at the event include Shri. Harsh Vardhan Umre, IRS and Co-founder of AHIMSA and Mr. Chelam, a long-time supporter of Tibetan cause.
Mr. Jigmey Tsultrim, Chief Representative of CTA South Zone addressed the gathering and requested Shri. Nagaraj Mourya, representing Samada Sainik Dal (SSD) from Anekal town, Bangalore to share about the contribution of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in particular to his architectural role in shaping the Constitution of India.
Prior to this, late Shri. Nejalingapa portrait, first and former CM of the state of Mysuru was unrevealed by Shri Harsh Vardhan Umre, IRS along with Mr. Anthony Joseph, Karnataka Chief of India Tibet Friendship Society (ITFS).
Shri. Niranjana Urs, spoke about the need to revisit those historical documents and listening to stories that would rekindle the spirit and joy of nationalism bringing one’s independent nation.
Shri Harsh Vardhan Umre, IRS, official highlighted the ups and downs of India’s freedom struggle and the future challenges while underscoring India’s economic growth achieved over the years.
Mr. Chelam expressed the need for uniformity and equal respect among all the faith, hinting that India’s diversity is an added value that showcases the multi colours traditions, languages and culture of India.
Ms. Rinchen Angmo, Representing the Ladakh region highlighted the service and contribution of late vulnerable Kushok Bakula Rinpoche in preserving the Buddhist values and Tibetan traditions in the length and breadth spectrum across Ladakh. Late vulnerable Kushok Bakula Rinpoche has been a leading personality and deeply revered figure among Ladakhi community who has been expressive about his unconditional and profound faith towards His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama.
In between the speeches, digital and physical presentations were displayed by students of Tibetan Youth Hostel (TYH) as an expression of gratitude toward the Indian Government and the people for their genorisity and support throughout.
The next morning, the staff and students of TYH gathered in front of the Chief Representative’s Office where the flag hoisting was commenced by the Chief Guest Dr K.J. Purushotham, International Human Rights Defense Committee, followed by singing of the Indian National Anthem and Tibetan National Anthem.
CRO Jigmey Tsultrim briefly introduced the Chief Guest Dr. K.J. Purushotham to the gathering and explained his connection to Tibetan Society.
–Report filed by CRO, South Zone.