Dharamsala: Deputy Speaker, Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok attended the panel discussion entitled ‘Bharat-Tibet and China: its vivad and samadhan’, organized by Himalaya Pariwar, Himachal Pradesh on Sept 21 at Yeongling School, Mcleod Ganj.
The program started with the lamp lighting ceremony and presentation of appreciation awards for numerous imminent personnel, both Indian and Tibetan for their hard work and contributions to the society.
Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, as per the invitation received, spoke at the program as the President and addressed the gathering of the long and continued relationship between India and Tibet, bound by the ties of not only religion and culture but also by the evolution of Tibetan civilization itself.
He further said that if the Tibet’s issue is not solved, the issue between India and China will continue to prevail, whether Tibetan race survive or not.
He then elucidated the audience regarding the various Tibet support groups that were initiated in India such as World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet, which has been convened six times so far and Tibet Support Group, which has convened for seven times. He expressed his gratitude towards the generosity and support rendered by the government and the people of India and also thanked the local residents of the host for always taking a keen interest in the issue of Tibet and for their unrelenting support.
The Chief Speaker of the event, Hon’ble Indresh Sharma, Varishta Prachark, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), while addressing on the topic referred to Tibet as ‘a land of peace and spirituality’ not bound by religion but faith.
Quoting incidents from history, he said China was never a natural neighbor of India, only via Tibet. He said China has left Confucius to adopt Communism and left Buddhism to adopt Non-violence. Today’s China is the face of Dictatorship, Communism and Non-violence.’
Referring to Tiananmen Square incident, he said, ‘When China couldn’t be of Chinese, it could never be of Democracy’ and informed the audience of various tactics, such as of, military, war and water used to threaten the stability of India. He further urged the audience to boycott Chinese products during festivities.
‘Tibet belongs to Tibetan, whether they seek independence or autonomy is up to them’ said the RSS leader.
The Chief Guest of the event was the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Prof. Prem Kumar Dumal