Former Tibetan political prisoner launches book substantiating independent Tibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, June 14: Former Tibetan political prisoner Ven. Bagdro, a monk of Galden monastery in Tibet launched his book titled ‘Bod Bodyul Na Kyi, Gya Gyayul Na Kyi’ today at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) located across the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile (TPIE) here in Dharamsala.

13454114_1187881227922952_483578664_nThe book launch has in attendance deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament Ven. Achraya Yeshi Phuntsok as the Chief Guest apart from parliamentarian Dawa Phunkyi and heads of various non-governmental organizations.

Ven. Bagdro’s book, written in Tibetan, is a collection of historical facts and evidences of independent Tibet. The former political prisoner had previously written 14 more books on his personal experience in Chinese prison and on Tibetan political movement.

Addressing the book launch, Ven. Bagdro said, “Even though it took 2 years and 8 months for me to write this book, being able to present the book to His Holiness and receive appreciation from him fills me with great joy.”

Deputy Speaker Ven. Achraya Yeshi Phuntsok launched the book and lauded the former political prisoner for coming up with an effective and appealing book for the younger generation of Tibetans as it contains equal measure of images and writings.

13457802_1187881231256285_1467368012_nThe book contains accounts of historical facts, evidences of Independent Tibet, introduction on important events and personalities of Gaden Phodrang administration and China’s illegal occupation of Tibet. The book also contains introduction to various books and articles written by Tibetans as well as foreigners that substantiates Tibet’s independent.