Dharamsala : Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel wrote to the surviving family members of the late Dr. Nand Kishore Trikha, veteran journalist and a staunch supporter of Tibet’s issues and cause, offering his condolences on behalf of all the Tibetans and the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
Reflecting over his stalwart nature and his dedication towards Tibet’s issues, the Speaker wrote that he had always kept track of the Tibet’s issues since from the time of being the Chief Editor at Navbharat Times and went on to render his full support to the Tibet cause when he became the first National Convener of Core Group for Tibetan cause at its inception in 2002. He especially took it upon himself to lead various campaigns in support of Tibet issues in 2008, when uprising took place in Tibet, resulting in unprecedented persecution of Tibetans by the government of China.
The late veteran journalist had always made for the Tibetan Parliamentary delegation and would offer his insights and guidance whenever they approached him despite his busy schedule, wrote the Speaker.
Offering his condolences on behalf of every Tibetans and the Tibetan Parliament -in-Exile, he wrote, ‘The Grateful Dr. Nand Kishore Trikha, was a constant source of encouragement and inspiration for all of us. We will forever be indebted to his untainted support for Tibet and the reassuring words he said to the Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament–in-Exile when he met him on 11th Sept 2017, ‘I will support Tibet’s issues and cause till the last of my breath.’
The late Dr. Nand Kishore Trikha (82), a veteran journalist, served as a member of the Press Council of India and was President of the National Union of Journalists (India) twice.
He was also the first National Convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause (2002-2015) and a life-long supporter of Tibet’s cause.
He passed away on Monday, Jan 15 at AIIMS, Delhi after prolonged illness.
He is survived by his wife and two sons.