DHARAMSALA, March 12: Tibetan women from every walk of life took part in the Tibetan Women’s Association’s (TWA) commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day and marched from Mcleod Ganj to Dharamsala.
Tibetan Parliamentarian Dolma Tsering attended the commemoration ceremony held at the Tibetan National Martyrs’ memorial at the entrance of Tsug-lag-Khang, the main temple in McLeod Ganj as the Chief Guest along with special guests; Rinchen Khando, founding president of TWA and former Kalon and Dharamsala Mayor Rajni Vyas.
TWA, in their statement, paid tribute to those patriotic Tibetan women who selflessly sacrificed their lives for Tibet on March 12, 1959.
The women’s group further called on the UN and world leaders to press China to resume dialogue with the representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to resolve the Tibetan issue and urged Xi Jinping to respect human rights, review the repressive policies in Tibet and put an end to atrocities in Tibet.
Following the anniversary function, TWA led a peace march from the main temple in McLeod Ganj to Kacheri in lower Dharamsala to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day.
On March 12, 1959, two days after the March 10 uprising in the Tibetan capital, thousands of Tibetan women took to the streets of Lhasa, demanding freedom and protested against the illegal occupation of Tibet by the Chinese regime. Tibetans observe the day as Tibetan Women’s Uprising day.