BJP MP demands Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama
The MP described the Dalai Lama as a beacon of grace and humility and expressed India’s fervent support for the Tibetan freedom movement.punjab Updated: Dec 11, 2017 12:37 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP, from Mandi parliamentary constituency, Ramswaroop Sharma demanded Bharat Ratna for Nobel Peace laureate and Tibetan leader Dalai Lama, on Sunday.
Sharma was speaking as a chief guest at the official ceremony, to celebrate 28th anniversary of conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on the Dalai Lama, organised by Tibetan government-in-exile at Tsuglagkhang Temple in McLeodganj.
The temporal head of Tibetan people was bestowed with Nobel Peace Prize on this day in 1989.
“I appeal to the Indian government to confer the Bharat Ratna on his holiness the Dalai Lama,” said Sharma, who is also a member of All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet, led by Kangra MP and former chief minister Shanta Kumar.
Sharma described the Dalai Lama as a beacon of grace and humility in his address and expressed India’s fervent support for the Tibetan freedom movement.
He said that forum is also making efforts for inviting Dalai Lama to address a joint session of the Indian Parliament.
The celebration included cultural performances by the participants from Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and Tibetan Children’s Villages.
First Published: Dec 11, 2017 09:24 IST