(TibetanReview.net, Apr11, 2013) – Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM), a nationwide group in India campaigning for Tibet, held its national executive meeting in New Delhi on April 9. Ninety-five executive members representing BTSM units in 19 states took part in the meeting to review and reinvigorate the functioning of the organisation and the Tibet movement, said the Central Tibetan Administration at Dharamsala on its Tibet.net website Apr 10.
Guest speakers who addressed the meeting included two of the group’s founding members: Mr Indresh Kumar, Patron of BTSM, and Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, Member of Tibetan Parliament in exile and also the National Vice President of BTSM. Others who spoke included the chief guest Mr Suresh, founder of the Sudarshan TV channel; Dr Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri, acting president of BTSM, and Mr Ashok Mende, the national general secretary of BTSM.
The meeting discussed the BTSM’s Tibet rally to the sensitive Tibet-border area of Tawang and other campaigns carried out in 2012 across India. It also discussed the creation of an action plan for this year and to mobilise people on the issue of Tibet.
The BTSM was set up on May 5, 1999 at Dharamshala and currently has around 200 chapters across the country. It aims to restore freedom for the Tibetan people and ensure their return to Tibet with respect and dignity.