New Delhi: On Sunday, March 10, 2019 Tibetans across the world commemorated the 60th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day against the forceful occupation of Tibet by Communist China. Tuning with their Tibetan brothers and sisters, Tibet Support Groups in India also commemorated the significant day.
In Bihar, India Tibet Friendship Society (ITFS) observed the 60th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day at various places. In Patna, a seminar titled “Tibbat ki Azadi, Bharat ki Suraksha” was organized at Deshratan Sabhaghar Sadakat Ashram, Patna. The chief guest during the seminar was Dr. Raghunandan Sharma, former head of Sociology Department, Patna University. The day was similarly commemorated at Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur and Nawada in Bihar.
In Odisha, ITFS commemorated the event at Cuttack by organizing a seminar on Tibet. The event was graced by Dr. Satya Rai, Dr. Bishwajit, Tushar Mahanti and Umar Ullah. The seminar was chaired by Dr. Jharna Patnaik.
In Jharkhand, ITFS Hazaribagh observed the 60th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, 2019 at Jain Bhavan, Bara Bazaar, Hazaribagh. The chief guest at the event was Dr. Bansidhar Prasad Rukhaiyar, Registrar of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh. The event was chaired by Shri Sudesh Kumar, President, ITFS Hazaribagh.
In Gujarat, ITFS commemorated the event at Sardar Smaraka, Laldarwaja, Ahmedabad. The chief guest at the event was social worker Dr. Paritosh Shah. Social activist Dr. P.G. Jyotikar and writer-journalist Anand Shukla gave talks on Tibet. The event was presided by Dr. Mahendra Sanghpal, Joint Secretary, ITFS Gujarat.
In Karnataka, the 10th March event was observed at Mysore City. Shri J. P. Urs, Regional Convener, Core Group for Tibetan Cause attended the event as the chief guest and took part in the peace procession for Tibet.
In Delhi, a large number of Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM) members led by General Secretary Pankaj Goyal joined the Tibetan brothers and sisters in commemorating the event at Jantar Mantar. They also participated in the peace rally from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar raising their voices for Tibet.
Likewise, the event was commemorated at various other places in India by Tibet Support Groups. They were all well covered by various media.
Tibetan National Uprising Day, observed on March 10, commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the illegal occupation of Tibet by Communist China. This year marks the 60th year of Tibetan National Uprising Day.
-Filed by ITCO