KATEWARA: Youth Liberation Front of Tibet (YLFTM) a community-based Tibet support organisation organised an event on Tibet at Namberdar Farm House, on 20 February to create awareness among the people of Katewara District in Delhi.
The Chief Guest of the program Kalon Karma Yeshi, Minister, Department of Finance, Central Tibetan Administration graced the event along with other Guest Speakers- Acharya Hanumath Prasad Upadhaya, President of Arya Samaj Gurukul, Shri Chowdhary Ramesh Nambardar, Sarpanch of Katehwara.
Chief Guest Kalon Karma Yeshi, spoke about the historic bond of friendship that India and Tibet shared, and how Tibet’s Buddhist heritage is derived from the Nalanda tradition of India.
He expressed gratitude to India and its people for hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration. He said that with the help of India, Tibetans have been been able to restore its culture and religion in exile. He sought India’s continued support for the Tibetan people and the Tibetan struggle for genuine autonomy based on the Middle Way Approach. He stated that even after 60 years of Chinese rule in Tibet, Tibetans in Tibet continue to fight for their basic fundamental rights and have refused to yield to China’s brutal repression.
Kalon further said that the event at Katewara is a small step in the right direction and expressed his hope to see more such events not just in and around Delhi but all over India so that the general Indian public understands the issue of Tibet and its geopolitical significance to India.
The program themed “Why India should support the Tibetan Freedom Struggle” drew the participation of more than 150 local residents.
Shri Narendar Chaudhary, President of the organisation, in his inaugural address, said that the mission of the organisation is to create awareness and build momentum across States of Delhi and Haryana to free Tibet from the colonial rule of China and for the security of India’s own boundaries.
Acharya Hanumath Prasad Upadhaya in his speech stated that People and the Government of India will support the cause of Tibet until it is resolved. He pays his solidarity with the movement and support for the cause of Tibet.
The program concluded with vote of thanks by Shri Sanjay Tomar of Youth Liberation Front of Tibet. India Tibet Coordination Office distributed Tibet related books and “Thank You India” Calendar to the participants and audience.
The Youth Liberation front of Tibet, East-Turkistan, Manchuria and Inner-Mongolia, is a Jat youth based Tibet support group and was founded on 5th May 2001 under the leadership of Shri Narendar Chaudhary at Katewara, Delhi. The program was widely covered in national paper of Dainik Jagran, Hari Bhumi and Lok Satya. The Youth Liberation Front of Tibet has raised awareness on Tibet issue in Delhi and in neighbouring States of Haryana and Chandigarh.
Report filed by Indo-Tibetan Coordination Office (ITCO), New Delhi