Bilaspur: In order to show respect and regard to Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda (Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, Member of Rajya Sabha, and former Minister of Health from Himachal Pradesh (HP)) for supporting Tibet’s issue and Tibetans since 1997 and to urge for his continued support, Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok along with Parliamentarians Geshe Lharampa Gowo Lobsang Phende, and Khenpo Kada Ngedup Sonam, on behalf of the Standing Committee of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, attended the wedding reception of Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda’s son in Bilaspur on 29 Feb 2020 as per invitation proffered.
Deputy Speaker-led Parliament Members left for Bilaspur, one of the districts of Himachal Pradesh, on 28 February and met with HP Governor H. E. Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP President Shri J. P Nadda, and HP BJP President Dr Rajiv Bindal.
They congratulated the family of Shri Nadda on behalf of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. They presented Tibetan traditional scarves, gifts, and a statue of tara (Jetsun Dolma). It was followed by the presentation of congratulatory gifts from Shimla Tibetan Settlement Officer, Mandi Tibetan Settlement Officer, Coordinator of Tso Pema (Rewalsar), representatives from the Tibetan organizations of Tso Pema which were well received by Shri J. P Nadda and his family members.
During the occasion, Tibetan Parliamentarian also met more than 20 officials and politicians including Shri Vipin Parmar, Speaker of Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh; BJP Party President of Himachal Pradesh; BJP President and his family; HP Governor; former HP Chief Minister and Tibet supporter Shri Shanta Kumar and former MLA Shri Ravi Thakur; Shri Chaman Lal Gupta, former Chairman of HP Board of School Education; Dr Rajiv Bharadwaj, Chairman of Kangra Co-operative Bank; Mr Sachin, Secretary-General of HP BJP; Mr Himanshu Mishra, HP BJP Media Spokesperson; Shri Bikram Singh, Industries Minister; Smt. Sarveen Chaudhary, Urban Development Minister; Shri Ram Lal Markanda, Agriculture Minister; a former Minister from Bihar; Shri Subhash Negi, former Chairman/CMD of HP State Electricity Board; Chairman of HP Rotary Club; MLA Vishal Nehria and many other important dignitaries from across India.
The Meeting with officials and politicians has helped in elevating stronger support for Tibet’s issue and for Tibetans, especially for Tibetans living in Dharamsala and other places in Himachal Pradesh.
They also congratulated newly elected Speaker of Himachal Vidhan Sabha, Shri Vipin Parmar and presented a congratulatory letter on behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
The wedding reception was attended by some high officials, Politicians and thousands of general public.
-Filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat