(TibetanReview.net, Dec11’19) – The exile Tibetan administration marked the 30th anniversary of the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the Dalai Lama Dec 10 on the Tsuglakhang courtyard at Mcleod Ganj with Chief Executive Councillor Mr Gyal P Wangyal of Ladakh Autonomous Hill-Development Council as chief guest and Mr Ajay Singh, President of Indo Tibetan Friendship Association, as special guest. In the United States, Congressman Ben McAdam, Congressman Chris Stewart, and a representative of Senator Mitt Romney attended the event held in the Salt Lake City, Utah. And in Geneva, the 71st International Human Rights Day, which falls on the same day, Tibetans in Switzerland and Liechtenstein gathered in front of the United Nations building to highlight the human rights situation in Chinese ruled Tibet.
Showering praises on the Dalai Lama for his contributions in the fields of global peace, spirituality, and the Tibetan freedom movement, chief guest Wangyal said, “After Ladakh becoming a union territory we assure you that relations between Ladakhis and Tibetans will strengthen further as we have always shared a good relationship with the Tibetans in Ladakh. We hope that Ladakh under the leadership of PM Modi can fulfill the aspiration of Tibetans in the coming years. We assure you that Tibetans in Ladakh are well taken care of.”
Special guest Ajay Singh also addressed the gathering, as did President Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and Speaker Mr Pema Jungey of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile.
In the United States, Congressman Ben McAdam, Congressman Chris Stewart, and a representative of Senator Mitt Romney attended the event organized by the Tibetan community in Salt Lake City, Utah. Representative Ngodup Tsering of the Office of Tibet, Washington DC, addressed the event.
In Geneva, around 500 Tibetans took part in a march, carrying Tibetan national flags and placards to highlight the situation in Tibet under Chinese rule and calling for Sino-Tibetan dialogue to resolve the issue.
In Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, the dual event was observed under the guidance of the CTA’s Coordinator’s Office, Nepal, with the participation of a large number of people, said the CTA on its Tibet.net website Dec 11. The report said the event went ahead despite constant police presence but did not mention the venue.
Led by monks, the Tibetan gathering observed prayers for the long life and health of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the report said.