DHARAMSALA, March 10: Hundreds of Tibetan activists from Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) and Tibetan supporters took part in a ‘Peace March’ in New Delhi, India’s capital to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day.
The peace march organized by TYC, the largest Tibetan NGO saw hundreds of protesters carrying Tibetan national flags, placards and banners march from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar.
Aam Admi Party MLA from Chandni Chowk Alka Lamba attended the commemorative as the Chief Guest along with Former Kalon Gyari Dolma, Veteran Indian Journalist and long-time Tibet supporter Vijay Kranti, Shri. Bashishtha Narain Singh, MP, JDM Smt. Charu Pragya, CoIncharge of BJYM Shri. Pankaj Goyal, GenSec. Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM)
“Today we commemorate a day of tragic sadness that remains an enduring agony in the hearts of the Tibetan people living in every part of the globe. It is a day for commemorating a forever unforgettable dark spot in the history of Tibet,” the TYC statement read.
“So long as the sovereignty of the Tibetan nation and the freedom of the Tibetan people remain unrealized, our campaign for resisting the Chinese occupation rule and the restoration of the Tibet’s independence will continue,” TYC President Tenzin Jigmey said while delivering their statement.
The word Independence gives strength to many people, it is never wrong to fight for Independence. In a democratic society, everyone freedom of expression as well as listening to other’s ideas. The Tibetan movement should continue until Tibet gains independence and I hope all of you will choose to follow the non-violent path as you move forward with the Tibetan movement, Alka Lamba said in her address.
Other dignitaries later took turns to address the gathering. They spoke in unison on the importance of Tibetan movement; acknowledged that India borders Tibet and not China; expressed India’s support for the Tibetan issue and their gratitude and admiration for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The largest Tibetan NGO in exile has further lined up series of campaigns including people’s rally, protest and vigil in New Delhi spanning over three days to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising day to honor 60 years of resistance and pay tribute to the resilience and sacrifice of the Tibetan martyrs.