Updates of Tibet Independence March Day 16 and 17
As we halted the day 15th night at Kanchipuram as usual the marcher have to got up early in the morning and started marching at 5-30am after morning Prayers, National Anthem, and Uprising Song (Memang Langlu) towards Brahma Kumari at Sunguvarchathram where we are supposed to halt the two night Brahma Kumari as the day 17 was rest for the marchers. The marchers had lunch on the way at a small school and reached at Brahma Kumari around 12-30 pm. The Brahma Kumari staffs welcomed the marchers in the evening through song (Suhakadam). It really touched the marchers. They also provided tea at 3-30pm and dinner in the night at 7-30pm. After the dinner they showed the CD about the Brahma Kumari which was founded in 1936, where the head office is located at Mount Abu. At the present Brahma Kumari also known as Happy Village have more than 8,000 centres in India and abroad around 120 countries. It is also affiliated to the United Nations as Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with consultative with ESOSOC and UNICEF. The very purpose of this organisation is to create peace and happy lives through inner development of human and spiritual values.
In 1985 they hold a peace march from different parts of India and reached at Delhi on 24th 0ctober 1985 on UN founding day, where His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama was Chief Guest.
The day 17th is rest day for the marchers after covering so many kilometres and getting up early in the morning. However the day 17th the marcher got up early in the morning and went to the meditation hall. They taught us about the meditation and spirituality which most are related to the Buddhism. At 7-30 am to 8-30 was time for Break Fast and till 11-00 am some were busy for washing clothes and some are debating. At 11-00 everyone gather in the hall for workshop about the spirituality. The lunch was provided at 12-30 pm then its time for real break till 8-30pm. They also served the tea at 3-30pm. At 7-30 the dinner was served to marcher.
It’s the exciting time for the marcher as well as the staffs of Brahma Kumari from 8-30 pm to 11-00pm which was culture exchange programme. They were very keen to see the Tibetan Culture Dance. Mr. Lhakpa Tsering the Culture Secretary of Tibetan Youth Congress led the TSAM students for Group Dance (Gorshay) afterwards some young talented from TSAM entertained the crowed. Again Mr. Lhakpa La sang the Opera song of King Dhemikuden. The TSAM students also presented Tibetan and Hindi group song called Phayul Maypai Punda Tso and Hum Hai Vikasi. Then many marchers sang the patriotic song. But the most popular song of the evening was “WE SHALL OVER COME” in the three languages Tibetan, Hindi and English.
Though we are on Tibet’s Independence March, but this opportunity comes by coincidence and we the Tibetan Youth Congress members loves to take such an opportunity which we gave awareness about the Tibetan Culture Dances, Songs and Opera.
During the two nights halt at Brahma Kumari, all the Break Fast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner and Accommodation was provided by the Brahma Kumari Retreat Centre for Free of Cost.
Source : TYC