New Delhi: On the 62nd Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day, Tibet Support Groups across India commemorated the event against the brutal occupation of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China which led to the flight of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans in exile.
In Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh, India Tibet Friendship Society (ITFS) observed the 62nd Tibetan National Uprising Day at Jain Bhawan, Bada Bazar, Hazaribagh with hundreds of people in attendence. The event was chaired by Shri Sudesh Kumar Chandravanshi, ITFS Hazaribagh President and Regional Convener, Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India. He said that China must free Tibet soon otherwise the whole world will oppose China for its evil deeds and acts against humanity. He further said that Tibet has never been a part of China and China must stop killing and exploitation in Tibet. All the people unanimously supported the demands and gave their views in support of Tibet.
In Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, India Tibet Friendship Society (ITFS) unit organised a seminar at SKJ Law College, Muzaffarpur on the occasion of Tibetan National Uprising Day. The subject of which was “Freedom Struggle of Tibet and the role of India in it”. The National Co-Convenor of Maitri Sangh Vidyarthi Manch Shri Prashant Gautam made a request to the youth to join the campaign. ITFS Bihar General Secretary and Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India’s National Co-Convenor Shri Surendra Kumar in his statement said that March 10 is a sad day for Tibet because same day in 1959, thousands of people were martyred in Lhasa, Tibet by the Communist China. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans were forced to come to India, since then His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetans are in exile.
In the capital Patna, ITFS organised a seminar on the freedom struggle of Tibet at Bihar Pravasi Mazdoor Forum Office under the chairmanship of Shri Shailendra Kumar. The seminar was graced by the presence of Bihar Sarvodya Mandal President Shri Chandra Bhushan ji as the chief guest. He said that the freedom of Tibet is not only the question of Tibet but it is rather more important for India. The members shared their views and raised their voice to work for the Tibetan movement.
Commemorating the day, India Tibet Friendship Society – Central body held a webinar talk on the topic “Occupation of Tibet and Its Implications for India” in the evening. Ms. Dolma Gyari, Former Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile and Former Home Minister, Exile Tibetan Administration; and Shri Vijay Kranti, Veteran Journalist and Tibet Supporter were the resource persons. The webinar was chaired by Dr. Anand Kumar, General Secretary, ITFS. The talkToday provided many updates on India – Tibet – China triangle relationship. After long time participants/ Tibet supporters/ people were informed and updated about policy and security issues. All three speakers presented their minute observation and comprehensive analysis of today situation.The webinar was telecast live on Facebook by “Janta Ka Aina”.
In Uttar Pradesh, Bharat Tibbat Samanvay Sangh (BTSS) organised a National Seminar on Tibetan Struggle at DPA Auditorium of Lucknow University. The keynote speaker of the seminar was Major General (retd) Ajay Kumar Chaturvedi, an expert on China and international subject. In his statement, he told the history of Tibet, China’s mindset towards Tibet, China’s resentment towards Tibet internationally and on behalf of India, elaborated on the struggles being carried out for Tibet.
Prof. Manoj Dixit of Lucknow University, while making his statement praised the work of the organization and praised the Tibetans for their rights at the national level. The forum was conducted by the organizer of the seminar and the president of Awadh Province, Mr. Kushagra Varma and the Seminar Convenor and National Co-Convener (Research and Development) Mr. Prakhar Tripathi presented the vote the thanks.
In Assam, a group of Tibet Supporters at the bank of River Brahmaputra in Guwahati stood for the rights of their Tibetan brothers and sisters fighting against the Chinese repressive regime since 1959 in the Tibetan plateau where the Brahmaputra originates (Yarlung Tsangpo). Assam stood in solidarity with the dignified non-violent Tibetan resistance against the forceful occupation of Tibet by the Communist Goverment of People’s Republic of China. Shri Soumyadeep Datta, Convener of Free Tibet: A Voice from Assam and Regional Convener, Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India said ‘Free Tibet, Voice from Assam’ is our campaign. We support freedom of Tibet, we support non-violence, and we support humanity. We pledge to fight together for the freedom of Tibet, a nation which is nothing less than an ecological, cultural and spiritual treasure for the entire mankind. Victory to Tibet. Bhod Gyalo.”
In remote Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh, Tibet Support Groups of Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch, India Tibet Friendship Society and Tibet Supporters All NGOs of Tawang carried out a peace rally from Tawang Monastery to General Parade Ground raising slogans and support for Tibet. All the people gathered at the event prayed for the long live of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his ultimate return to Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and justice and victory of Tibet soon.
-Filed by ITCO, New Delhi