Dharamsala: Sh. Kunwar Bharatendra Singh, member of Indian parliament (Lok Sabha), upon the invitation of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile to grace the 58th anniversary of Tibetan democracy celebration is its ‘Chief Guest’ who arrived in Dharamsala on Aug 1, had left for Delhi on Aug 3.
He visited the Tibetan parliament secretariat and met with Speaker Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel on Aug 1 and in the same evening, he was invited to the working-dinner gathering, accompanied by the members of Standing Committee. On that occasion, Speaker expressed his gratitude to the people and government of India stating, ‘Tibetan movement is indebted to the generosity of the people and government of India. Thank you for the support and facilitation towards the preservation and perpetuation of Tibetan language and its culture.’ He also solicited for the continuation of such support in times to come as he spoke further into the historical relationship between India and Tibet. The members of Standing Committee and the Sh. Kunwar Bharatendra Singh engaged in lively discussion as they exchanged their opinions with each other. Thereafter, Speaker offered the dignitary with thangka (a Tibetan Buddhist silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala) of Lord Buddha as a souvenir on behalf of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile.
Sh. Kunwar Bharatendra Singh, then attended the celebration of the 58th anniversary of Tibetan democracy in exile the next day as its ‘Chief Guest’ after an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
He also called upon CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay and visited the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives (LTWA) and Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute).
He left for Delhi from Dharamsala in the afternoon of Aug 3.