Name of Administrative Contact:
Group Captain H. Rajagopal ( Retd)
# 981, E & F Block, Panchamantra Road, Kuvempunagar
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code:
Mysore 570 023, Karanataka, INDIA
Web Page URL (Address):
Mysore is the headquarters of the District where there are four large Tibetan settlements existing since the last four decades with nearly 30,000 Tibetans. From these colonies about 200 Tibetan students are studying in various colleges and other educational Institutions in the city of Mysore A number of Tibetans from the near by Tibetan Colonies put up their shops during week ends. As such there was a need to set up a Tibet Support Group organized for the benefit and for mutual understanding of the local as well as Tibetan communities.
Indo Tibetan Friendship Society was formed in August 2004. Since then we have conducted a number of useful programs like Human Rights awareness among the college students where world renowned Human Rights specialists addressed the students of different colleges. The students of these colleges were apprised of the deprivation of Human Rights in Tibet after China occupied the country. In addition, Tibetan Medicine camps where Indian patients were treated free of cost. Reciprocally Inian Dental Surgeons and Physicians conducted free medical check up and follow up treatment for the Tibetans in the various settlements.
On 7th August 2005 we organized a Seminar on World Peace where H. H Professor Shamdong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibetan Government in Exile, was the Chief Guest. Many eminent persons addressed the huge gathering of Indians and Tibetans. The program was widely covered in print and electronic Media. On 19th March 2006 ITFS Mysire observed its Anniversary inviting the Local M L A and the Superintendent of Police to address the gathering. Acharya from Tibetan School also spoke on the subject of Indo Tibetan relations. A 20 Minute Video Presentation was also put up depicting the Tibetan struggle and how China's occupation of Tibet affects the countries around in the South and South East Asia ( The CD can be had on request) Now ITFS-Mysore has 48 members who are eminent in their own walk of life. We have plans to conduct awareness camp for the journalists and media persons on Tibetan situation and how it affects India and other countries.