His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi at the meeting of the Forum 200 International
Resolutions were on the Tibetan freedom struggle, critical situation inside Tibet, unity among Tibetans in exile, and on garnering international support.
Kunleng discusses the disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, whose abduction took place within days of being formally announced and recognized as reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama by the Dalai Lama.
"The case of the Panchen Lama is not only the story of an innocent six-year old child disappearing for 20 years, but also a blatant symptom of political repression and lack of religious freedom," said Tashi Phuntsok, Spokesperson of Central Tibetan Administration.
“While some funds are meant for immediate relief purposes, the other half would be directed towards long term rehabilitation work of the affected areas,” says Mr. Buchung Tsering, Vice President of International Campaign for Tibet.
The initial focus area of the majority of the relief and rescue efforts were apparent in Kathmandu and its surroundings, however, as the scale of destruction in Nepal's remote areas became more evident, many shifted their emphasis from the city centers to the rural regions.
“India has sent several messages to the Chinese government regarding its stand on Tibet, saying that Tibet is a disputed area," says Professor Agnihotri while speaking to the delegates of Bharat-Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM) on the closing ceremony of their general body meeting.
The organization launched three publications in Tibetan; “History of Tibetan Women Leaders”, “Tibetans Intermarriages inside Tibet and Exile” and “History of Regional Tibetan Women’s Association"
Earthquake specific solidarity activities that are organized in different parts of the United States, spearheaded by local Tibetan NGOs and organizations are discussed.
The book was initially published in French by two Tibetologist as, 'Le Tibet est-il chinios' in 2002 with a collection of work submitted by other Tibetologists in Europe and America.
While Tibetans in both indigenous and diaspora are primarily focused on solidarity and support related efforts, those on the ground are undertaking a massive relief and recovery efforts in the affected areas.
"21st Century will never be a Century of Asia without Buddhism," says India's Prime Minister while addressing the celebration gathering, organized by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC).
The prayer service, jointly organized by the Tibetan Welfare Office in Delhi and the Samyeling Tibetan Colony Head was attended by hundreds of Tibetans living in the area who recited prayers of Zangchod Monlam and Dhemon.
As a token of solidarity with the people of Nepal, the Dalai Lama have asked his trust to make a donation towards the rescue and relief efforts.
Ever since his abduction, no one from the outside world, including the United Nations and Amnesty International has had access to learn about the whereabouts of the boy, who turns 26 this Friday.
Lobsang Sangay shared stories of some of the wealthiest business tycoons such as Ford and Gates, whose commitment towards philanthropy were exemplary, and requested the present members of TCC to implement these model in the Tibetan society.
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima at the young age of six was recognized as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama by the Dalai Lama, and within days of this announcement, he was abducted.
Speaking on the life and works of Tibet's spiritual leader, Professor Narkyid said that he was surprised to see the inherent compassionate nature and inclination to truth and justice of the Dalai Lama even at a young age.
Beijing claims it is disappointed that the Dalai Lama remains committed to 'Middle Way' - which he says merely seeks genuine autonomy for Himalayan Tibet region.
Similar accusations have been denied in the past, and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has called the deaths sad and ineffective in changing Chinese policy.