Guwahati: India Tibet Coordination Office’s Coordinator Mr. Jigmey Tsultrim after attending the program in honour of late Havaldar Naren Chandra Das who had escorted His Holiness the Dalai Lama to India in 1959 at his native village Udmari near Balipara in Assam, on his way back held a meeting with the Members of Free Tibet – A Voice from Assam and others Tibet Support Groups including BTSM and individual supporters at the bank of Brahmaputra River in Guwahati, Assam on 10th Feb. 2022.
The meeting was held in the presence of Shri Shri Soumyadeep Datta (Regional Convener for Assam & Meghalaya, Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India & Convener, Free Tibet – A Voice from Assam); Smt. Urbashi Mahanta, President, BTSM – Assam; Shri Rupam Barua (writer and senior journalist); Shri Nava Thakuria (senior journalist), Smt. Novanita Sharma (Coordinator, Free Tibet – A Voice from Assam); members and individual Tibet supporters.
During the meeting, Free Tibet – A Voice from Assam launched its newsletter ‘Tsangpo – Siang – Brahmaputra’ from the bank of Brahmaputra River. The bilingual newsletter in English and Assamese represents the activities and the dynamic advocacy done so far by this people’s forum which is mobilising a people’s movement in Northeast India in support of the Tibetan freedom movement through widespread public sensitisation through effective awareness regarding the cause of Tibetan freedom movement in Assam and other Northeast states of India.
“Tsangpo – Siang – Brahmaputra, the newsletter of Free Tibet – A Voice from Assam will continue to bond the people of Assam and entire India with the Tibetan freedom movement in future. Assam, the land enriched by mighty Brahmaputra will rise to save and free Tibet, the land of its origin” said Shri Soumyadeep Datta, Convener, Free Tibet – A Voice from Assam.
Shri Rupam Barua, writer, senior journalist and ardent Tibet Supporter was felicitated during the meeting by the members for his long contribution to the Tibetan cause.
The members discussed and chalked out plans and programs to further strengthen the Tibetan freedom movement in Northeast India particularly to carry out a Tibet awareness campaign highlighting the significance of Brahmaputra River originating from Tibet with a cycle rally from Gelling in Arunachal Pradesh to Dhubri in Assam in coming days.
– Report filed by ITCO, Delhi