New Delhi: Considering the importance of Indian youth in knowing about Tibet and the Tibetan issue, India Tibet Coordination Office (ITCO) in coordination with the Samyeling Tibetan Settlement Office, Delhi organised an interactive session between students group from Bennett University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh with the Tibetan NGOs of Samyeling Tibetan Settlement on 16th September 2022.
ITCO Deputy Coordinator Tashi Dekyi briefed the members about India Tibet Coordination Office and gave an overview of the Tibetan establishments in exile ranging from the Central Tibetan Administration to the Tibetan NGOs and Associations working for the Tibetan freedom movement.
Dr. Koyal Verma, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sociology in School of Liberal Arts, Bennett University introduced her group and shared the purpose of their visit and the interactive session to enable the students to understand the Tibetan community and engage with them in order to understand the larger society more deeply so that they can understand people and become sensitized to social issues.
The representatives of Tibetan NGOs and Associations participating in the interactive session namely Resident Welfare Association (RWA), Tibetan Freedom Movement, Regional Tibetan Women Association (RTWA), Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC), Newly Arrived Tibetans Association and Majnukatilla Market Association introduced and explained about their associations to the group respectively.
RWA President Mr. Karma Tenzin further shared about the evolution of Samyeling Tibetan Settlement stressing on lots of hard work and sweat put up by the Tibetan refugees for its development. Representative of Tibetan Freedom Movement explained the voluntarily monetary contribution of every Tibetan refugee to the Tibetan movement. RTWA President Phurbu Dolma informed the group of the important role played by the Tibetan women for the welfare of the Tibetan community. RTYC representative shared about the Tibetan youth’s aspirations for freedom and the important role they played in the Tibetan freedom movement.
The students’ group was further briefed about the current situation inside Tibet, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan community in India. Accordingly, the group raised many questions to which the Tibetan representatives enlighten them. The members had good interaction and discussion.
At last, Dr. Koyal Verma and her students were presented with Khatak and books related to Tibet as a gesture of good wish for their future endeavours.
The interactive session was also attended by Jigmey Tseten, Secretary of Samyeling Tibetan Settlement Office, Delhi and Choney Tsering, Program Officer, ITCO-Delhi.
-Report filed by ITCO, New Delhi.