New Delhi: The India Tibet Friendship Society in Bihar organised the Late Ramchandra Khan Memorial Lecture titled- Role of Indians in Tibet’s Freedom Movement. Late Ramchandra Khan was a retired IPS officer and the former President of ITFS Bihar who had contributed in large to the Tibetan freedom movement.
The Memorial Lecture Program was chaired by Dr. Harendra Kumar, President of ITFS Bihar and Dr. Vikas Narayan Upadhyay, Vice President and attended by chief guest Dr. Sanjay Paswan, Former Union Minister and Member of the Legislative Council, Dr. Naval Kishore Chaudhary (renown economist in Patna), Smt. Anuradha Shankar (Bihar Police Service Officer and elder daughter of late Ramchandra Khan), Tashi Dekyi (coordinator of ITCO in New Delhi).
Shri Surendra Kumar recounted the contribution of the late Ramchandra Khan to the Tibetan freedom movement.
Dr. Sanjay Paswan reminded the gathering of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of world peace while expressing strong condemnation of China’s occupation of Tibet and the ongoing repressive policies being implemented in Tibet.
Dr. Naval Kishore Chaudhary expressed concern about the large-scale environmental destruction being carried out in Tibet by China. He also called for a ban and boycott of Chinese goods in India.
Tashi Dekyi, Coordinator of ITCO in New Delhi expressed her gratitude to the members for their support in the Tibetan freedom movement while stressing the crucial role of India in the freedom of Tibet.
Some of the key declarations proposed by the participants were an appeal for the conferment of Bharat Ratna on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a demand for strong countermeasures against the growing threats of China on Indo-Tibet borders.
The memorial lecture was attended by members of Bihar-ITFS; Shri Pramod Sharma, Vice President, Bihar Sarvodaya Board; Chandra Bhushan, Prof. Rajneesh Kumar, Krishna Ballabh Yadav, Raghunandan Sharma, Rakesh Kumar, Satyendra Kumar, Chandrashekhar Kumar, Sunita Kumari, Dr. Brijesh Kumar, Arun Kumar, Dr. Avadh Babu, Tileshwar Kumar, Anil Kumar Singh, Shahid Kamal, Dr. Manoj Kumar, Ram Avatar Prasad, Shivansh Vishwakarma and Dr. Harendra Kumar.
-Reported by ITCO, New Delhi