DHARAMSALA, 27 Dec: No country has done more for the Tibetans than India, the President of Central Tibetan Administration, (CTA) Dr Lobsang Sangay has said at the 60th anniversary of All India Convention on Tibet held in Kolkota.
“No government or country has done more for Tibetans than this great nation called Bharat,” Tibet.net, the official webpage of the CTA quoted President Sangyal as saying at the event on Thursday.
Describing the situation inside Tibet as grim, the political head of the Tibetan people stated that Tibet was listed as the second least free region in the whole world after Syria by the freedom index for the last four years and that the Tibetan plateau, least accessible to journalists than North Korea.
President Sangay has further credited the prevalent grim situation inside Tibet and its inaccessible to journalists as a prime reason why the situation inside Tibet does not receive the required coverage.
“As a result, self-immolations are rising,” President Sangay has said.
He has called China untrustworthy citing the Panchsheel agreement signed between India and China in spite of which China attacked India and that Beijing “could potentially invade and occupy any of its neighbouring countries just as it did to Tibet”.
“The flame of truth will not perish and will continue to burn until justice prevails in Tibet,” he concluded.
Speaker Pema Jungney who also attended the event thanked the Core Group for Tibetan Cause-India for holding such a significant program with the sole purpose to pay the highest tribute to the personalities and individuals who have dedicated their lives for the cause of Tibet.
President Sangay and Speaker Jungney both paid homage to Indian leaders such as Jaya Prakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Deen Dayal Upadhaya, Atal Vajpayee, George Fernandes, J.B Kirpalani, and Dr Ambedkar among others for their support for the Tibetan cause.
The 60th anniversary of All India Convention on Tibet The was organised by the
Core Group for Tibetan Cause-India to mark the 60th year since the All India Convention on Tibet held in Kolkatta( then Calcutta) from 30th to 31st May 1959 under the leadership of late Shri Jayprakash Narayan.
The convention has given birth to the formation of innumerable Tibet support groups in India today who are untiringly carrying activities in support of the just cause of Tibet.