(TibetanReview.net, Feb15, 2018) – The Tibetan Independence Day was on Feb 13 marked in Dharamshala and elsewhere by the Students for a Free Tibet, a world-wide New York-headquartered group which campaigns for that cause.
“We commemorate Feb 13, Tibetan Independence Day, with ‘Stand for the Tibetan National Anthem’ as a theme to mark this important day and to highlight the Tibetan people’s vision for a free and democratic Tibet,” Tenzin Tselha, National Director of SFT-India, was quoted as saying.
She has also said, “A worldwide commemoration of this day will help renew our spirits and hope for the return of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to his rightful place in the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.”
The SFT held in Dharamshala an exhibition and hosted a musical night featuring Tibetan performers.
The group also mobilized activists to sing the Tibetan national anthem in front of the Chinese consulate in New York City.
Tibetan independence, a subject detested in Beijing, is something of a taboo to the Central Tibetan Administration, which only seeks some sort of genuine autonomy for an undivided Tibet under Chinese rule. China has condemned this as just another form of demand for independence.