DHARAMSHALA: Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok received Himachali folk singer and an advocate of culture preservation, Shri Sunil Rana and Shri Prem Sagar, a supporter of Tibetan cause, at the Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat on 2 July.
During the meeting, they discussed the importance of cultural preservation and promotion and the various means towards that.
While briefing them on the Tibetan struggle movement, Deputy Speaker expressed his hope to see his songs on issues of Tibet in his language, so that greater awareness could be created at the local level. The singer also expressed his pleasure on being in the Tibetan Parliament and assured a composition of paean to pay tribute to the accomplishments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Thereafter, the guests were hosted at the Tibetan parliamentary hall where Deputy speaker elucidated them on the compositions and sessions of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
Shri Sunil Rana, a Himachali folk singer, is a household name. A regular singer at Akashwani Shimla and Dharamsala from 1999, he has about a dozen albums to his credit and a regular performer in all festivals and programmes in North India. He has also put in efforts to popularize Himachal folk song at international level. He was awarded ‘the Folk Singer of the Year’ in the Excellence Award 2016 category by Divya Himachal. An advocate for culture preservation and promotion, his main motto is to uplift the Gaddi culture in Himachal Pradesh.
-Filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat-