DHARAMSALA, 24 Dec: The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPIE) has concluded its ten-day Tibet advocacy campaign in New Delhi on Thursday.
“The Tibet advocacy campaign undertaken by the TPIE in the capital was successfully concluded on 23rd December 2021,” reported tibetanparliament.org the official webpage of the TPIE.
During the course of the campaign, the delegation, comprising of Parliamentarians Serta Tsultrim, Geshe Lharampa Gowo Lobsang Phende, Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar, Geshe Atong Rinchen Gyaltsen, and Choedak Gyatso has reached out to as many as 39 Indian politicians and MPs from major political Indian parties, as well as 9 foreign ambassadors and officials, the report added.
The delegation also saw the successful revival of “All-Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet (APIPFT) after the Tibetan Parliamentary delegation’s steadfast lobbying for many days,” and the appointment of Shri Sujeet Kumar, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Raj Sabha from Odisha as the Convener of the Forum on Wednesday.
The five Tibetan MPs have “solicited support for the revival of the All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet during the campaign.”
Campaigning parallel in New Delhi where the Indian parliamentarians are presently sitting for their house session, the Tibetan MPs have apprised the Indian politicians on five points as follows;
- To take a leading role in the international arena on the question of survival of the Tibetan identity and its rich cultural heritage.
- To join the world leaders in displaying concern over human rights violations, religious repression in Tibet.
- To support the early resumption of dialogue with the representatives of His Holiness and Communist China.
- To join the world leaders to urge United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to launch a scientific research study to understand the impact of climate change on the Tibetan plateau on global climate change.
- Boycott the Winter Olympic, 2022 to show solidarity with the humongous human suffering in Tibet.