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Chinese intrusions on Indian territory unacceptable

February 26, 2008

Baudh Mahasammelan in Sarnath -
Organiser, India
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—K.S. Sudarshan

The Baudh Mahasammelan held under the aegis of Dharma Sanskriti Sangam
in Sarnath has demanded the Government of India to redefine its
relations with China in new circumstances. The Sammelan also demanded
liberation of Siachen, Kailash Mansarovar and the area of Arunchal
Pradesh from the illegal occupation of China. The nine resolutions
which were unanimously adopted at the Mahasammelan, also demanded both
the state and the central governments to practically recognise Sarnath
as tourist place and develop Kashi and Sarnath as international
tourist spots. The resolutions also demanded to include Bhot language
in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, liberation of Tibet and
effective steps to curb the conversion of Buddhists by Church in the
Himalayas. A total of 412 delegates from Tibet, Japan, Sri Lanka,
Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and from various states of India participated
in the two-day Sammelan, which concluded on February 17.

Speaking at the concluding ceremony, RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S.
Sudarshan said the world is today at the verge of third world war and
a serious conflict is going on between the good and evil forces. He
said the Western countries are facing split due to lack of
spiritualism and only the Indian spiritualism can save them from war.
He said diversity has been made by the God and its destruction would
be destruction of the God. Dharma is the only thing that can bring
unity in diversity. He said consumerism is one of the prominent
reasons behind the failure of the families in the west. America is the
best example of it and they are now taking lessons from the Indian
family system.

Presiding over the concluding ceremony, Prof. Geshe Nawang Samten,
director of Tibetan Educational Institution, said preserving our
culture from the outer invasions should be our prime objective today.
The mantra of peace that India has given to the world is the remedy to
most of the problems the world is facing. Prof. Surendra Singh
Kushwah, former vice chancellor of M.G. Kashi Vidyapeeth and Shri
Thupaston Chhewang, MP from Leddakh also spoke on the occasion. Shri
Ramraksha Tripathi discussed about the resolutions. Shri Bhadant Jnan
Jagat, Dr Vijaylakshmi Deshmane, Dr Priyadarshi Jyotikar, RSS
Sahsarkaryavah Shri Suresh Soni, Kshetra Pracharak Shri Ashok Beri,
Kshetra Pracharak Pramukh of Dr Amar Singh and Mayor of Varanasi Shri
Kaushlendra Singh were among the prominent persons present at the
concluding ceremony.

Earlier, speaking at the inaugural ceremony Shri Suresh Soni said
invasions, terror cultures and commercialisation are the greatest
dangers to the world today. He said the prime reason behind growth of
terror cultures is the declining influence of dharma-based cultures.
He stressed the need of better coordination between the dharma-based
cultures of the world. Presiding over the inaugural ceremony, Dr Rahul
Bodhi from Mumbai said peace is not possible till the clash of
civilisations continues in the world. He said coordination between
Indian ways of worships is necessary for restoring peace in the world.
Swami Avimuketshwaranand Saraswati, disciple of Swami Sawaroopanand
also spoke on the occasion.

Shri Indresh Kumar, national executive member of RSS, said the
liberation of Tibet, conversion of Buddhists in the Himalayas and
social untouchability are three prominent dangers today and
coordination between Indian ways of worships is necessary to arrest
them. Shri Vijay Girkar, president of Samata Parishad, Mumbai and Shri
Bhadant Aggdhamma from Arunachal Pradesh also spoke on the occasion.
Shri K.S. Sudarshan, joint secretary general of VHP Shri Balkrishan
Niak and Sahkshetra Pracharak Pramukh Shri Ramashish were also present
on the occasion.

The messages from the Dalai Lama and Prof. Samdong Rimponche, Prime
Minister of Tibetan Government in Exile, were also read out at the
function. The second day of the Mahasammelan witnessed cultural
programmes and play on the life of Mahatma Buddha.
(By Loknath in Varanasi)
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