10th December signifies an important day as the day when His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama was conferred with the prestigious award, Nobel Peace Prize in year 1989. This year marks the 29th Anniversary of conferment of such a prestigious award to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The joyous celebration was attended with revered delegates including Chief guest Mr. Pradeep Tamta, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Special guest Mr. Andrea Papus Ngombet Malewa, President, Global Coordinator Collective Sassoufit Congolese Human Rights Group, Mr. Ajay Singh Mankotia, President of Indo Tibetan Friendship Association, Mr. Ram Swaroop, Advisor ITFA along with the dignitaries and staff of Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetans, locals and tourists.
Mr. Tamta was invited by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat, in accordance to the resolution passed during the meeting of All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet. In the resolution, it states that Members of Indian Parliament have to attend in every Tibetan official occasions in Dharamsala.
Chief Guest Mr. Pradeep Tamta, Member of Indian Parliament (Rajya Sabha) addressed the occasion by ” calling upon His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of peace and non-violence as the ultimate way to solve any critical issues in today’s world and thereby we should follow the advice of the great guru. Tibetan people, in particular in their struggle towards Tibet’s cause should follow Non-violence as advocated by His Holiness”.
At 1pm, Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile honoured Mr. Pradeep Tamta and his wife for official lunch at Hotel Tibet and it was attended by Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Members of the Standing Committee of the 16th TPiE.
Deputy Speaker welcomed and thanked the guest for accepting the invitation despite his busy schedule. Thereafter, Speaker extended his greetings and briefed them on the evolution of Tibetan democratic system and Tibetan parliament from 1960s. He further elaborated on the total strength of the current Tibetan Parliament and its function. Then, Mr. Tamta stated that Middle Way Approach as proposed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the only way in solving the issue of Tibet. He thanked Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat for the great hospitality extended towards him and his wife. The luncheon concluded with Deputy Speaker thanking the guests.
Mr. Pradeep Tamta and his wife departed from Dharamsala at 6:00 pm to their respective place.