Dharamshala: MPs and delegation of various political parties in India visited Dharamshala on Tuesday, 26 April to declare their support and solidarity with the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan struggle.
A warm welcome reception for the delegation was organised at TIPA with a cultural evening led by officiating Sikyong Kalon Gyari Dolma, along with Kalon Norzin Dolma, Kashag Secretary Tsegyal Chukya Dranyi, DIIR Secretary Karma Choeying, and Home Secretary Tsewang Dolma Shosur.
Kalon Gyari Dolma in her address extended gratitude to the Indian government and the citizens of India for hosting and supporting the Tibetans in exile for 60 plus years where the latter could continue with the preservation of Tibetan heritage and cultural identity with complete freedom as opposed to the prevailing situation in Tibet under the Chinese oppression.
“We would like to thank the government of India and the people of India for giving us a home in exile away from home,” Kalon remarked while extending an invitation for a similar visit in the future.
The evening concluded with vibrant cultural performances by the artists of TIPA.
The visiting delegation of the Indian Parliament include Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh (Janata Dal) from Bihar; Gurjeet Singh Aujla (Congress Party) from Punjab; Chandra Sekhar Bellana (Congress Party) from Andhra Pradesh; Harish Dwivedi (Bharatiya Janata Party) from UP; S Gnanathiraviam (Dravida Munnrtra Kazhagaw) from Tamil Nadu; Sanjay Haribabu Jadhav (Shiv Sena) from Maharashtra; Jai Prakash (Bharatiya Janata Party) from UP; Kishan Kapoor (Bharatiya Janata Party) from Himachal Pradesh; Sunil Kumar Mondal (Bharatiya Janata Party) from West Bengal; Dipsinh Shankarsinh Rathod (Bharatiya Janata Party) from Gujarat; Ajit Kumar Bhuyan (Independent) from Assam; Rajendra Gehlot (Bharatiya Janata Party) from Rajasthan; Muzibulla Khan (Biju Janata Dal) from Odisha; Sanjay Seth (Samajwadi Party) from UP and K T S Tulsi (Congress Party) from Chhattisgarh.