Lecture on ‘Brahmaputra Valley and Tibetan Culture’ Held in Dibrugarh

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HT Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Dec 20: A lecture on ‘Brahmaputra valley and Tibetan Culture’ was organised by department of Anthropology, DHS Kanoi college in association with Free Tibet- A voice from Assam at Srimanta Sankardev Sabhakakhya in DHS Kanoi college on Monday.

Soumyadeep Datta, regional convenor, Northeast region (Meghalaya & Assam) core group of Tibetan Cause, Avik Chakraborty, Dibrugarh district coordinator of Free Tibet- a voice from Assam, Dr Sashi Kanta Saikia, principal DHS Kanoi college, Dr Moromi Talukdar, HoD, department of Anthropology, Dr Anup Jyoti Bharali, department of Anthropology, Dr Nitumani Saikia, department of Anthropology, Dr Bhaskar Das, department of Anthropology, Dr Sunanda Sahu, department of Anthropology, Dr Jyoti Phukan, department of Physics, Dr Aditya Dahal, department of Physics, Dr Mitali Chaliha, department of Geography, Pooja Chagkakoti, department of Sociology, Dr Pallabi Gogoi, Librarian and Mriganka Saikia, traffic inspector, Dibrugarh  were present during the programme.

While speaking on the topic, Soumyadeep Datta said that Brahmaputra valley and Tibetan Culture are interlinked with the same civilisation.

“Most of the indigenous people of Assam came from Tibet. If India is our motherland then Tibet is our fatherland. We came from the same civilisation which has flourished since ages. Tibet was an independent country but China illegally occupied it in 1959. After occupying Tibet, the Chinese communist government started atrocities on Tibetan people. Many Buddhist monasteries were destroyed and several monks have been killed by the Chinese government in the recent past,” Datta said.

Datta further added, “There is a misconception among the people that India-China border but in reality, there is no border between India and China. India shares its border with Tibet which is a buffer state between India and China. China illegally occupied Tibet and is now building dams to create pressure on India. China is a threat for India and it is their war strategy to build dams and create pressure on the downstream areas of Assam.”

“The movement of free Tibet has been going on after the illegal occupation of Chinese authority. The Chinese government had killed many Tibetans for seeking independence from Chinese occupation. Many Tibetan protesters self-immolate them while trying to protect themselves against Chinese government,” Datta added.

He said, “Free Tibet- A voice from Assam has been creating awareness on the Tibet issue among the masses.”

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