At the All India Tibet Support Group’s Conference recently held in the Himalayan town of Dharamsala, the meeting resolved to demand the Union Government of India to confer India’s highest civilian award to the longest dignitary guest of India, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The meeting adopted a declaration demanding the honour to conferred upon the Tibetan spiritual leader.
Representatives from 21 Indian states, consisting of 216 members of Tibet Support Groups from those states arrived to seat of exile Tibetan headquarters, Dharamshala. It is the 6th All India Tibet Support Groups Conference and the composition of Indian leaders and supporters from political, educational, business, and spiritual walks of life were present among the speakers and the participants.
Key Indian speakers including Shri RK Khrimey, National Convener, Core Group for Tibetan Cause, Shri Indresh Kumar, Patron, Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch and RSS Leader, Dr. Anand Kumar, National President, India Tibet Friendship Society, and Shri Surender Kumar, National Co-Convener, Core Group unanimously called for the resolution of the Tibet issue through a peaceful, democratic means based on dialogue to facilitate the honourable return of the Tibetan people to Tibet.
“A declaration was adopted that the Nobel laureate continues to be a holy ambassador of Indian culture enriched with non-violence, compassion, and religious harmony. The Dharamshala declaration also called upon New Delhi to prevail over the People’s Republic of China for a constructive negotiation with the representatives of Central Tibetan Administration (formerly Tibetan government in exile) under the guidance of the Dalai Lama for the sustainable solution of the Tibet issue.” said the report by Senior Journalist Nava Thakuria.
It also appealed to the international community to support the Dharamshala-based CTA in its relentless pursuit for a peaceful resolution to Tibetan issues comprising the quest of millions of Tibetans (inside and outside Tibet) for dignity, justice and peace in their land, which has been occupied by the Communist regime in Beijing since 1959.