The Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch's (BTSM) Assam Prant orchestrated the 12th Tawang Tirth Yatra, a profound spiritual pilgrimage signifying support and solidarity for Tibet, as per Tibet.net's coverage. The ceremonial inauguration, held at Guwahati's PWD Hall, marked the commencement of this significant event on November 24, 2023. Led by Maaniya Shri Indresh Kumar, a senior RSS Pracharak and BTSM's Patron, the pilgrimage set forth from Guwahati on November 25.
Approximately 250 participants from various Indian states participated fervently in this journey, spanning from November 25 to November 30. The pilgrimage route traversed through Balemu, famed for its juncture of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Bhutan's boundaries, encompassing key locations like Bomdila, Dirang, and the revered Sela Pass.
A pivotal moment within the journey occurred at the esteemed Tawang Monastery, where the pilgrims received blessings. Additionally, a poignant tribute was paid at the Indo-Tibetan border in Bumla, honoring the valiant Indian Army personnel who sacrificed for the nation. The participants performed Dharti Poojan, symbolizing reverence for Bharat Maa's territorial integrity.
The pilgrimage included visits to iconic sites such as Madhuri Lake (Sangesar Tso) and the majestic Jang Water Falls, culminating in Guwahati, Assam. The finale, directed by Shri Pankaj Goyal, BTSM's National General Secretary, was scheduled to take place in Tezpur on November 30, 2023.
Throughout the Yatra, attendees voiced their unwavering support for Tibet's cause and the liberation of Kailash Mansarovar, denouncing China's occupation of Tibet and the Panchsheel agreement. The pilgrimage served as a resounding message to China and the global community, shedding light on Tibet's ongoing plight and injustices faced by its people.
The Tawang Tirth Yatra not only signifies spiritual reverence but also functions as a platform for raising awareness and garnering support for Tibet's cause. It stands as a strong testament to the Indian community's support and solidarity with Tibet, articulating opposition against the Chinese Communist Party's illegal occupation of Tibet.
Edited and collated by Team TRC