Romania: Mr Csaba Sogor, MEP, hosted the Representative and the EU Advocacy Officer of Brussels for four days from April 6-9 in Romania. Numerous events were mainly organised in the Transylvanian region of Romania. This region is inhabited largely by Hungarian-origin people.
On 7 April, the University of Babes-Bolyai started their two-day 10th conference on Business and Law organied by Miko Imre Advanced Studies College in Cluj Napocana. This city is best known for educational and cultural advancement in Romania.
Representative Tashi Phuntsok spoke on Human Rights in Tibet Under Totalitarian Chinese Rule. He commenced his lecture by recalling the inspirational life of Korosi Csoma Sandor nearly 175 years ago. This Hungarian hermit and acclaimed writer studied Tibetan and Buddhism in the remote Himalayan regions of Ladakh, Sabathu and finally in Darjeeling.
He is regarded as the pioneer in Tibetology in the West. His English-Tibetan dictionary and other works remain his best literary contributions. He died in Darjeeling in 1842 and his life-long desire to study in Lhasa remained unfulfilled.
Representative outlined the tragic human rights situation in Tibet under China today. The Tibet that Korosi Csoma Sandor tried to enter three times from Ladakh, Sabathu and Darjeeling today remains most restricted area under Chinese rule. He suggested that perhaps the best act of preserving his legacy would be for a Hungarian to visit Tibet and complete his mission and write about the current situation in Tibet.
Mr Csaba Sogor spoke on protection of Minority in the European Union. Later an exhibition entitled Ways of Wisdom on the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was opened in the main entry-corridor of the University. This same exhibition was displayed in the European Parliament in Brussels and in Strasbourg in 2015.
In the afternoon the Tibetan delegation travelled with Mr Sogor to his hometown, 250 km away, Csikszerda. He accompanied them in all the events the next day.
-Report filed by Bureau du Tibet-