Tibetans observe 19th anniversary of martial law in Tibet
Sunday, 9 March 2008, 1:25 p.m.
Holiness the Dalai Lama during the prayer session. Also seen in the
picture is Kalon Tsering Phuntsok (right) addressing the prayer
ceremony (Photo: Sangjey Kep)
Dharamshala: The Department of
Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration organised a
prayer congregation at the Tsuglakhang (main temple) yesterday, to mark
the 19th anniversary of imposition of martial law in Lhasa on 8 March
His Holiness the Dalai Lama also participated in the prayer ceremony.
In his brief address at the occasion, the Kalon for Religion and
Culture Department, Kalon Tsering Phuntsok recounted how the Tibetans
in Tibet suffered during the time of enforcement of martial law. He
expressed concern for those Tibetans, who are still suffering in Tibet.
He said that the prayer congregation was organised to
commemorate and pray for those Tibetans who died during the martial law
in Lhasa city and for those who are still suffering and are behind bars
In addition to a large number of devotees attending the ongoing
teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang, the
officials of the various offices and departments of the Central Tibetan
Administration also attended the ceremony.
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