By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, Nov 10: Tibet Support Group of Arunachal Pradesh (TSGAP) has appealed to the government of India to honor His Holiness Dalai Lama with Bharat Ratna Award.
Following a meeting held on Wednesday, TSGAP has decided to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to formally appeal him to confer the country’s highest civilian award to the Tibetan spiritual leader in recognition of his great services to India and humanity, The Arunachal Times reported Nov 9.
The group also lauded Member of Parliament and former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shanta Kumar, who urged the central government to confer the Tibetan Noble Peace laureate with the Bharat Ratna for his boundless service to humanity at Dharamsala.
The politician made the appeal at his book launch held at the main temple in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala on Nov 1 which was attended by the Tibetan spiritual leader.
Nima Sange, the Secretary of TSGAP had earlier met with Karma Yeshi, Minister of Finance and Dhardon Sharling, Secretary of Department of Information & International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration to express TSGAP’s solidarity and support for the Tibetan cause, the report concluded.