New Delhi: Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India (CGTC-I), the apex body of all India Tibet Support Groups (TSGs) convened a meeting of its National Convener, National Co-Conveners and Regional Conveners on Sunday, 14th November 2021. The meeting was held at Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi in the presence of Representative Ngodup Dongchung, CGTC-I National Convener Shri R. K. Khrimey, National Co-Conveners Shri Surendra Kumar and Shri Arvind Nikose; CGTC-I Regional Conveners and ITCO staff.
The meeting commenced with a welcome address by Coordinator Jigmey Tsultrim who briefly highlighted the members on the agenda of the meeting and also the CTA new leadership’s expectations from the respective Core Group Members. A minute of silence was observed for all those Tibetan Martyrs and Tibet Support Groups members who passed away in the journey of Tibbat Mukti Sadhana.
Shri R. K. Khrimey, National Convener, CGTC-I cum the Chair of the Meeting in his introductory address mentioned the current developments in India-China relations especially the border standoffs which is crucial for Tibet as well as for India and the opportunity to strengthen the Tibet issue. It has generated awareness among people on the evil expansionist designs of Communist China. Shri Khrimey further said that the resumption of Sino-Tibetan dialogue is important.
Representative Mr Ngodup Dongchung in his address shared about the importance of centuries-old India-Tibet relations having a very close link and educating the youth on historical facts of India and Tibet. He shared with the members the current situation inside Tibet and the Chinese leadership attitude in Tibet. The Representative also spoke on the environmental issue of Tibet which is having a negative impact on India as well as other Asian countries. He urged the members to take this as an opportunity to advocate for Tibet and brief the Indian leaders, Members of Parliament and other concerned people on this issue.
Going with the agenda of the meeting, the members thoroughly discussed the actions taken by the last Core Group meeting held at Bengaluru on 27th February 2021. The members presented their activities and programs report since the last Core Group meeting. The members actively shared their feedback and suggestions especially grassroots campaigns to create awareness on Tibet among the common people of India and to strengthen the cause of Tibet during this crucial time. In this regard, the members chalked out activities and programs ahead respectively. They agreed to work more actively and vigorously in coordination with all the Tibet Support Groups in India for the cause of Tibet.
ITCO Deputy Coordinator Tenzin Jorden presented the vote of thanks to all the members for their active participation despite the COVID-19 situation.
One day earlier of the meeting, an informal meeting with various Tibet Support Groups’ office bearers in the presence of Shri R. K. Khrimey, National Convener, CGTC-I, Shri Sundarlal Suman and Shri Pankaj Goyal, Regional Conveners, CGTC-I was held at ITCO. The meeting was organised to build better coordination among various Tibet Support Groups in India. The members in unison agreed to work in coordination with each other and laid down plans and strategies to strengthen the cause of Tibet. The respective members exchanged their views and opinions, gave suggestions and took decisions for active involvement of respective groups for the good cause of Tibet.
-Filed by ITCO, New Delhi