CTA holds Prayer Service in memory of peaceful demonstrators of ‘1989 Uprising in Tibet’

DHARAMSALA, March 8: The Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) held a prayer service today to recall and pay tribute to the peaceful Tibetan demonstrators of 1989 Uprising in Tibet at Tsuglag-Khang, the main temple in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala.

A large number of local Tibetans attended the prayer service organized by the CTA’s Department of Religion, including CTA’s officiating President, Kalon (minister) Karma Yuthok Gelek, members of Kashag, Tibetan Parliamentarians, Justice Commissioners, officials of the CTA and monks from Namgyal monastery.

Addressing the press after the prayer service, officiating President stated that it’s important to recall and highlight the sacrifices made by the peaceful Tibetan demonstrators against the Chinese government in 1989.

He further described the protests as a spontaneous response to the imposition of repressive measures by Chinese authorities in Tibet.

The Tibetan administration holds the prayer service on March 8 annually to recall and pay tribute to Tibetans who have risked their life and limb for the cause of Tibet during the peaceful demonstrations of 1989.

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