Scottish cultural delegation visits Tibetan parliamentary secretariat

The six-member Scottish delegation and coordinator Mr. Tenzin Kunga, Advocacy officer, OOT London with Deputy Speaker Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok in the parliamentary hall Oct 17, 2018. (P.C:TPiE)

 

Dharamsala : A six-member Scottish delegation comprising of Ms. Hilary Reid Evans, Executive Director of the International Network for Regulatory Delivery and her husband Mr. Alun Evans, Prof David Purdie, Doctor of Medicine, MD FRCP Ed FSA Scotland, Sir Maxwell Macleod, the son of Lord Macleod of the religious community on the island of Iona, Mr. Lachlan Goudie, an Artist, incorporating portraiture, still life and landscaping painting and Mr. Michael Lean, professor of human nutrition at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and co-leader of the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial, with coordinator Mr. Tenzin Kunga, Advocacy officer, OOT London, visited the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile at 10:00 am on Oct 17, 2018.

They were greeted and welcomed to the Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat by the Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, who also thanked them for the visit on behalf of all the Tibetans and the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.

 

Deputy Speaker apprises the members of Scottish cultural delegation on the Tibetan traditional fields of knowledge on Oct 17. (P.C:TPiE)

 

After a brief self-introduction by the members of the delegation, he briefed members on the ten traditional fields of knowledge (Rigney) of Tibet, inclusive of both major and minor and Buddha’s tenets and scriptures. He also informed them on the evolution of Tibetan democracy in exile, the proceeding of its 2 sessions and its composition as well as on the Tibetan parliamentary delegation to various countries to call on their leaders, parliamentarians, think tanks, media and general public to advocate for the cause of Tibet and garner support from them. He elucidated them on the issues of Tibet and the Tibetan struggle as well as on the various initiatives undertaken to perpetuate the movement until the issue of Tibet is resolved. He further informed them on the various Tibet support groups all over the world and on the World Parliamentarian Convention on Tibet (WPCT), highlighting in particular, the  IVth WPCT, which was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 18 and 19 November 2005. He delineated them on the Middle Way Approach, which seeks the peaceful resolution of Tibet’s issue. He requested them to approach and urge their representatives in the parliament to raise and discuss on the issues of Tibet in the House. He also expressed his gratitude for their visit and interest in the Tibetan culture and tradition.

The members of the delegation and Deputy Speaker also engaged in few minutes of question-answer.

Thereafter, they were taken for a guided tour to the parliamentary hall.