First International Conference on Middle Way Approach begins
Phayul[Saturday, May 26, 2018 20:48]
Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
DHARAMSHALA, MAY 26: A day after the fifth International Rangzen Conference concluded here, another international conference began here earlier today on the Middle Way Approach, participated by over 500 people at the auditorium of the Tibetan Institute of Performing arts.

While the International Rangzen Conference had Sri. Ajay Singh Mankotia as a guest at its opening function, the Middle Way conference had his brother Sri Vijay Singh Makotia among the guests.

Members of Tibetan parliament, representatives of various Non Governmental Organizations, scholars and students are attending this first International Conference on Middle Way Approach.

Former Speaker of the Tibetan parliament Pema Jungney attended the opening function as the Chief Guest. Speaking on the occasion, Jungney said that there needs to be unity amongst the Tibetans irrespective of one’s political stand. “Whether one supports the Middle Way Approach or independence as a political stand, it is important that there is unity within us, because it is ultimately for the Tibetan cause,” said Jungney.

Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
He added that Tibetans, whether a supporter of MWA or Rangzen, must face China and not confront each other saying it would be futile to do so. “Mutual confrontation will harm the cause. Unity amongst our people will bring us swifter and closer to our goal.

Chinese scholar Prof. Ming Xia expressed his support to the Middle Way Approach, hoping that there would be dialogue between the China and the representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Two organizations, Tibetan People’s Movement for Middle Way and Youth for Umaylam are jointly organizing the conference on Middle Way aimed at raising awareness amongst Tibetan youth on the Middle Way Approach and educating the Tibetan public about the official policy of the Tibetan government in exile, officially known an the Central Tibetan Administration.

Sources say that former Speaker of the Tibetan parliament, Penpa Tsering, will be amongst speakers during the five day conference that will conclude on May 31.


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