Mcleodganj.Dharamsala.Kangra Valley
"Close to Heaven"


Tibetan Exiles Celebrate 19th Anniversary of Dalai Lama's Nobel Peace Prize and mark International Human Rights Day

Dharamsala : Tibetans living-in-exile in Dharamsala today celebrated 19th anniversary of the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel peace prize in 1989.And also held a signature campaign to mark the International Human Rights Day.

The NGOs including the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) and Regional Tibetan Women Association (RTWA) held the signature campaign, to draw the attention of United Nation Organisation (UNO) towards their plight.

Hundreds of Tibetan monks, nuns and students including some foreigners assembled in the main Buddhist premises at McLeodganj (Dharamsala) to celebrate the occasion.

Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile Samdong Rimpoche also attended the celebrations.Thubten Samphel, spokesperson of Tibetan government-in-exile said that conferment of the Nobel peace prize on Dalai Lama showed the international support for the cause of Tibetan freedom.“The Conferment of the Nobel peace prize on Dalai Lama has shown international support for the peaceful cause of the Tibetans people for greater freedom in Tibet,” said Samphel.The Dalai Lama was conferred the Nobel peace prize in 1989 for his non-violent efforts to free Tibet from Chinese rule.

Hundreds of Tibetans gathered on the streets and prayed for human justice not only in Tibet but also worldwide.“It’’s a very important day for us and we want to celebrate human rights and human justice on this day. We want human rights for all the people in the world,”

The PM, however, said his government would remain committed to the “Middle-Way Policy” with great confidence, saying an overwhelming majority of Tibetan people’s suggestions from the last month’s “Special Meeting” supported the policy.

“Therefore, not only will the Central Tibetan Administration be able, now, to abide by and follow the Middle-Way policy with great confidence, but will also strengthen its constructive actions or programmes towards this end internationally,” the Tibetan PM said.

PM Samdhong Rinpoche was speaking at an official function commemorating the 19th anniversary of the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the 60th World Human Rights Day in Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-exile in northern India.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1989 for his relentless efforts to achieve a non-violent solution to the Tibetan issue.

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