7500-km cycle rally campaign to spread message of ‘Free Tibet-Save India’

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7500-km cycle rally campaign to spread message

Dharamshala, December 1, 2019: Sandesh Meshram who is Regional Convener, Western Region (Maharashtra & Goa) Core Group for Tibetan Cause India and a Member of India Tibet Friendship Society Nagpur, embarked on his 4th cycle-rally campaign to spread the message of ‘Free Tibet-Save India’ starting from the exile abode of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala to Mundgod, Hubli in south India, covering a distance of about 7500-km and 12 Indian states in three and a half month. He was flagged off today by Kuldeep Chand Agnihorti, Hon Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Choekyong Wangchuk,Tibetan Minister Department of Health, Ajai Singh, India Tibet Friendship Association and Jigmey Tsultrim, Coordinator, India Tibet Coordination Office in a brief ceremony held at Tsuglagkhang, the main temple.
Meshram a long time Tibet supporter was greeted with traditional Tibetan scarf and good wishes for a smooth, successful rally by so many Tibetan present there.
Meshram will start from rigged hills of Northern India, and will conclude his 7500 km cycle rally at Mundgod Tibetan settlement in South India on 10 March 2020.
“The purpose of the cycle yatra is to create grassroots awareness and mobilize support of the general Indian people on the issue of Tibet and the urgent situation inside Tibet,” Meshram said.
Prior to this, Meshram had organized three such cycle yatras. The first cycle yatra was in 2014 titled ‘Save Tibet Cycle Campaign’ from Nagpur covering a distance of 4000 kms, crossing through five states including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana.This was the followed by his second cycle yatra in 2016 titled ‘Cycle Rally to Save Tibet’ from Nagpur crossing through Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and reached Bodh Gaya, Bihar-covering 1200kms.The third cycle yatra was in 2017 that began on 20 October to mark the Sino-Indian War from Bodh Gaya to Nathula Pass, Sikkim covering 1270 kms. Now, this would be his fourth cycle yatra that covers approximately 7500km passing through 12 States of India starting from McLeod Ganj. Dharamshala in North Indian near residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and concluding at Mundgod – one of the hunger Tibetan Settlements in Karnataka.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019