SIMLA CONVENTION AFTER A HUNDRED YEARS

India International Centre in coordination with Tibet Policy Institute organize a one day conference on SIMLA CONVENTION AFTER A HUNDRED YEARS at Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi on Thursday, 03 July 2014 at 09.30am.

OPENING SESSION

 

09:30-09:40                 Welcome remarks by the Chair: Prof Siddiq Wahid

09:40-09:45                 Inaugural lighting of lamp

09:45-09:50                 Honoring of dignitaries by Mr. Tempa Tsering, Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama, New Delhi

09:50-10:00                 Opening Address by Guest of Honor: Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, Chairperson of IIC Asia Project, New Delhi           

10:00-10:20                 Keynote Address: Hon’ble Dr Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong of Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala  

10:20-10:40                 Address by the Chief Guest: Hon’ble Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Former Union Minister of Education, Government of India

10:40-11:00                International Perspective on the Simla Agreement by Dr Michael van Walt van Praag, Lawyer and Author                     

11:00-11:20                 Likely Policy of the New Indian Government on China & its Perspective on the issue of Tibet by Shri Ram Madhav, Writer & Author

11:20-11:35                 Discussion

11:35-11:50                 BREAK

 

SESSION ONE                                   

11:50-11:55                 Chair:  Dr Michael van Walt van Praag, Lawyer and Author

11:55-12:15                 Panchsheel Agreement 1954 by Shri R.N. Ravi, former Special Director of IB

12:15-12:35                 Tibetan Perspective on Simla Agreement by Dhondup Gyalpo, Senior Fellow, TPI     

11:35-12:45                 Discussion

12:45-13:30                 LUNCH BREAK

 

SESSION TWO

13:30-13:37                 Chair: Prof Siddiq Wahid

13:37-13:57                 Indian Perspective on Simla Convention by Prof. Dibyesh Anand, University of Westminster, London                        

13:57-14:17                 Tibet in the Great Game: View from London by Tenzin Norgay, Research Fellow, TPI

14:17-14:37                 Reconciliation of perspectives & its outcome by Shri Naresh Mathur, Advocate

14:37-14:57                 Discussion

14:57-15:15                 Concluding remarks by the Chair

15:15-15:25                 Vote of thanks by Mr. Thubten Samphel, Director of TPI

15:25-15:45                 BREAK

                        

                                    END OF PROGRAM

 

 Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama,  New Delhi will host a pictorial exhibition on the relations between India and Tibet through the ages   with the title ‘INDIA AND TIBET: ANCIENT TIES CURRENT BONDS’ prepared and researched by Mr. Claude Arpi at the Conference venue on 03 July 2014.