29th July, 2020, New Delhi: With the rules and regulations of Covid-19 pandemic still in place and as people cope with new normal, the Western Region of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Delhi Chapter organized a webinar titled ”Tibbat Ka Bhavishya Aur Hamari Bhumika” on 29th July, 2020.
The speaker for the webinar was Prof. (Dr.) Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh and who is also Co-Convener, Northern Region, Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India.
Dr. Agnihotri spoke about Tibet and its future. He said that the Tibetan struggle lies on the survival of Tibetan Buddhism and culture which on part depends on His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Till His Holiness remains, Tibetan hopes are alive. He mentioned that in 1970s when Tibetan Fact-Finding Delegation was allowed to visit Tibet, the Chinese government not giving much importance allowed the delegation to toured Eastern Tibet where they were welcomed and received by local Tibetans in huge numbers with tears in their eyes trying to touch them as they were the representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Chinese authorities were shocked to witness that which led them to review their policies in Tibet.
Dr. Agnihotri further said that the Chinese army started to attack Tibet from all sides and in 1959 when they finally took control of Potala, the army chief informed Mao that they have won. Mao asked him where is Dalai Lama and he replied that Dalai Lama had escaped. Then Mao told him that we have not won, we have lost. This clearly shows how important the Chinese government regards the Dalai Lama. He concluded with the point that international political scenario for Tibet is a matter of concern and Tibetan people themselves can be an issue but among Indian people whatsoever the policy towards Tibet will never change.
Jigmey Tsultrim, Coordinator, India Tibet Coordination Office, Delhi was the special guest during the webinar. He briefed the audience about his office and its role, Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India and the numerous Tibet Support Groups in India which are working for the cause of Tibet.
Prof. (Dr.) Balram Pani, Regional Convener, RSS Delhi Chapter (Western Region) gave the vote of thanks. Dr. Veer Bahadur Singh hosted the webinar. There were around 150 members who participated during the webinar.
-Filed by India Tibet Coordination Office (ITCO)