CTA President inaugurates memorial dedicated to martyr Company Leader Nyima Tenzing

DHARAMSALA, 30 Aug: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) Penpa Tsering today inaugurated a memorial with the bust size statue of Company Leader Nyima Tenzing organized by the Department of Security, CTA.

Addressing the media, President Penpa Tsering said that Nyima Tenzing was not the first Tibetan soldier to sacrifice his life for India’s security and that the memorial was built to commemorate all the Tibetan soldiers who died in the line of duty for India’s security.

“Nyima Tenzing was not the first to sacrifice his life for India’s security. Tibetan soldiers have made contributions and sacrifices for the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 during the Bangladesh Liberation as well as during the Kargil War in 1991,” President Sangay said and added that “The martyr statue of Late Company Leader Nyima Tenzing is build to commemorating all Tibetan soldiers who were martyred in the line of duty.”

This is the second memorial bust of the fallen soldier inaugurated by the CTA President.

Tsering who just returned from an official visit to Leh and Jhangthang regions of Ladakh has inaugurated a memorial bust of the martyr in Ladakh as well on Sunday.

SFF Company Leader Nyima Tenzin, a Tibetan soldier of India’s elite covert paramilitary unit Special Frontier Force (SFF) died in the line of duty in an accidental mine blast while patrolling in Ladakh a year ago on the night of 29-30 August 2020.

New Delhi accorded a 21-gun salute to the martyr Company Leader when he was laid to rest at Leh with full honours at a public funeral on 7th Sept. 2020.

The ruling party of India, BJP’s general secretary Ram Madhav and BJP MP from Ladakh Jamgyal Tsering Namgyal attended the funeral of the fallen company leader whose memorial bust now sits at Lhagyal Ri, located almost halfway on the circumambulation path around the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s residence, where busts of two other Tibetans who took the fiery route to protest against the Chinese occupation of Tibet in exile have been sculpted as well as a board containing pictures of Tibetan self-immolators from inside Tibet have been erected earlier to honour their sacrifice for the Tibetan cause.

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