Discussion: "Tibet: Present Scenario and Future Outlook"
Shri Michael Hubert, Chairperson, Friends of Tibet (Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry region) moderates the discussion: "Tibet: Present Scenario and Future Outlook" at Benhur Hall, Chennai on March 25, 2014. (Photos: Friends of Tibet: TN)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu: The Tamil Nadu Chapter of Friends of Tibet organised an interactive discussion on "Tibet: Present Scenario and Future Outlook" at Benhur Hall, Rangarajapuram, Chennai on the March 25, 2014. The seminar empowered the audience of about 75 Tibetan and friends of Tibet.
Prominent Speakers of the discussion included Shri Tsewang Dorjee, Researcher, Department of Political Science, Madras University, Prof Dr Suresh Maria Selvam, Vellore Institute of Technology, Dr Radhika and Dr Rasheed Latheef. The discussion was moderated by Shri Michael Hubert, Chairperson, Friends of Tibet (Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry region).
Dr Tsewang Dorjee spoke about the rich heritage of Tibet, about its natural resource and how China converted such a rich heritage into labour camps and vast network of prisons. He also compared Tibet to be the third pole of the globe and how it was vandalised by the Chinese power greedy elements. Dr Dorjee ended his session with an interactive session. One of the interesting questions raised was the racial relationship between the Chinese and the local Tibetan people, both with ancestral origin in Mongolian race.
Dr Radhika, stressed the importance of peace and harmony and in the course of her session made use of scientific tools like rotative colors, Charts and Icons to explain the present scenario and future outlook.
Dr Rasheed Latheef in his session explained the significance of a Lotus which is considered a sacred element in Buddhism symbolising both dwelling in unity. The other speakers included of the event included Shri Karunakaran and Smt Romaine who spoke about Gandhian ideologies and environment respectively.
The speakers of the Chennai Tibet discussion were honored with Angavasthram, a ceremonial Indian shawl.
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Friends of Tibet is a people's movement to keep alive the issue of Tibet through direct action. Our activities are aimed at ending China's occupation of Tibet and the suffering of the Tibetan people. Friends of Tibet supports the continued struggle of the Tibetan people for independence. Friends of Tibet is also one of the principal organisers of World Tibet Day around the world.