"The relationship between Tibet and India is so deep that it is like a mother and child relationship," says His Holiness the Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, head of Kagyu, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, while releasing a book on Tibet published by Vivekananda International Foundation, Chanakyapuri in New Delhi during the evening of November 6, 2013.
"Furthermore, the relationship between Tibet and India is not built on temporary political and economic benefits, but on sound foundation of religion and culture of both countries," said Karmapa. He further added that him and many Tibetans left homeland and came to India because Tibetans believed India as a sacred land that can be relied on when situation becomes difficult.
The book titled "Tibet: Perspectives and Prospects" was introduced by Ambassador P Shukla who took the main task of editing the book. "The book is compiled with keeping two main factors in mind. First being the the status of Tibet which plays an important factor in India's security, and secondly as widely recognized, Tibet is the water tower of Asia," says Ambassador Shukla.
The book was released in the presence of many foreign diplomats and Indian high officials.