Bengaluru: Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration arrived safely at Bengaluru Airport in the early morning of 6 February 2024 following his successful visit to the Baltic States, Finland, UK and Belgium. Sikyong was welcomed by staff from the Chief Representative Office of South Zone (CTA) at the Airport.
As part of his official engagements, Sikyong Penpa Tsering visited Mount Carmel College to address the students there in coordination with ITFS members of Bengaluru. During the Interaction session, Sikyong gave a keynote speech on the “Global Significance of The Tibetan Plateau,” emphasising the elevation of this “Roof of the World” and its significance for the global environment, climate, and geology. Sikyong also emphasised the long history of Indo-Tibetan relations, which spans centuries and includes cultural, geographical, and historical aspects. The Political Science Department students of the college were present at the session. The 40-minute presentation was followed by a Q&A session, and the majority of students participated actively in the Q&A session and exhibited keen interest. Before his talk, Sikyong also briefly interacted with the faculty members of the college.
During the lunch break, the Tibetan political leader gave an interview to Bala Chauhan from the New Indian Express regarding the Tibetan freedom movement.
Sikyong later called on the former Foreign Secretary of the Government of India, Smt. Nirupama Rao, at the latter’s residence that afternoon. They discussed the current situation of Tibet and international support for Tibet and further sought her continuous support for the cause of Tibet.
-Report filed by Chief Representative Office (South Zone), CTA