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    2011 (52nd Anniversary)
    March 3, 2011
     
    Statement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the 52nd Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day March 10th 2011 Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan people’s peaceful uprising of 1959 against Communist China’s repression in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, and the third anniversary of the non-violent demonstrations that took place across Tibet in 2008. More
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    2010 (51st Anniversary)
    March 10, 2010
     
    Today marks the 51st anniversary of the Tibetan people's peaceful uprising in 1959 against Communist China's repression in Tibet, as well as the second anniversary of the peaceful protests that erupted across Tibet in March 2008. More
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    2009(Fiftieth Anniversary)
    March 10, 2009
     
     Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Tibetan people's peaceful uprising against Communist China's repression in Tibet. Since last March, widespread peaceful protests have erupted across the whole of Tibet.  Most of the participants were youths born and brought up after 1959, who have not seen or experienced a free Tibet. More
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    2009(Forty-Ninth Anniversary)
    March 10, 2008
     
    On the occasion of the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan people's peaceful uprising in Lhasa on 10 March 1959, I offer my prayers and pay tribute to those brave men and women of Tibet who have endured untold hardships and sacrificed their lives for the cause of the Tibetan people and express my solidarity with those Tibetans presently undergoing repression and ill-treatment. More
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    2007(Forty-Eighth Anniversary)
    March 10, 2007
     
    On the occasion of the forty-eighth anniversary of the Tibetan people's peaceful uprising in Lhasa in 1959, I offer my prayers and tribute to all those Tibetans who have suffered and sacrificed their lives for the cause of the Tibetan people. I also express my solidarity with those who are presently suffering repression and imprisonment. More
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    2006 (Forty-Seventh Anniversary)
    March 10, 2006
     
    Today, as we commemorate the 47th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day, I extend my warm greetings to my fellow Tibetans in Tibet and in exile, as well as to our friends around the world. I also pay homage to the brave men and women of Tibet who have sacrificed their lives, and who continue to suffer, for the cause of Tibetan people. More
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    2005 (Forty-Sixth Anniversary)
    March 10, 2005
     
    On the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the Tibetan Peoples Uprising, I convey my warm greetings to my fellow Tibetans in Tibet and in exile and to our friends around the world. During these more than four decades great changes have taken place in Tibet. There has been a great deal of economic progress along with development in infrastructure. More
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    2004(Forty-Fifth Anniversary)
    March 10, 2004
     
    Today we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Tibetan Peoples Uprising of 1959. I pay tribute to the many brave Tibetan men and women who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of Tibetan freedom. They will always be remembered. This year marks 50 years since my visit to mainland China in 1954 to meet with the then Chinese leaders, especially Mao Zedong. More
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    2003(Forty-Fourth Anniversary)
    March 10, 2003
     
    Our sincere greetings to fellow Tibetans in Tibet and in exile and to our friends and supporters all over the world on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the Tibetan Peoples Uprising of 1959. More
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    2002 (Forty-Third Anniversary)
    March 10, 2002
     
    Today, we commemorate the forty-third anniversary of the Tibetan peoples uprising. However, I have always considered the present and future more important than the past. The world is greatly concerned with the problem of terrorism as a consequence of September 11. More
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    2001 (Forty-Second Anniversary)
    March 10, 2001
     
    Over fifty years ago Tibet was occupied by China. It is also over 40 years since 1959, when thousands of Tibetans began their life in exile. Three generations of Tibetans have lived through this darkest period of our history, undergoing tremendous hardship and suffering. Yet the Tibetan issue is still very much alive. More
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    2000(Forty-First Anniversary)
    March 10, 2000
     
    My sincere greetings to my fellow countrymen in Tibet as well as in exile and to our friends and supporters all over the world on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day of 1959. We are at the beginning of the 21st century. If we look at the events that took place in the 20th century, mankind made tremendous progress in improving our material wellbeing. More
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    1999 (Fortieth Anniversary)
    March 10, 1999
     
    My sincere greetings to my compatriots in Tibet as well as in exile and to all our friends and supporters all over the world on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising of 1959. Four decades have passed since we came into exile and continued our struggle for freedom both in and outside Tibet. Four decades are a considerable time in a persons life. More
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    1998(Thirty-Ninth Anniversary)
    March 10, 1998
     
    Great changes are taking place all over the world at the dawn of a new millennium. While there are instances of new conflicts breaking out, it is encouraging that we are also able to witness the emergence of a spirit of dialogue and reconciliation in many troubled parts of the world. In some ways, this twentieth century could be called a century of war and bloodshed. More
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    1997(Thirty-Eighth Anniversary)
    March 10, 1997
     
    In the closing years of the 20th century, as we commemorate the 38th anniversary of the Tibetan peoples National Uprising, it is evident that the human community has reached a critical juncture in its history. The world is becoming smaller and increasingly interdependent. One nations problem can no longer be solved by itself. More
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    1996 (Thirty-Seventh Anniversary)
    March 10, 1996
     
    As we commemorate today the thirty-seventh anniversary of the Tibetan peoples uprising, we are witnessing a general hardening of Chinese government policy. This is reflected in an increasingly aggressive posture towards the peoples of Taiwan and Hong Kong and in intensified repression in Tibet. More
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    1995(Thirty-Sixth Anniversary)
    March 10, 1995
     
    The world is today undergoing major changes. While there is a spirit of reconciliation and peace emerging in many troubled parts of the world, unfortunately new conflicts are also breaking out. We have endeavoured to find a peaceful resolution to the Tibetan issue and hoped that positive changes would also come to Tibet. More
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    1994(Thirty-Fifth Anniversary)
    March 10, 1994
     
    Today, as we observe the 35th anniversary of our National Uprising Day, I wish to take stock of our 14 years effort to find a peaceful and realistic solution to the Tibetan issue through honest negotiations with the Chinese government. In my endeavour to restore freedom, peace and dignity to our country and people, I have always sought to be guided by realism, patience and vision. More
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    1993(Thirty-Fourth Anniversary)
    March 10, 1993
     
    Today, as we commemorate the thirty-fourth anniversary of the Tibetan peoples National Uprising of 1959, we find the world around us in a uniquely promising moment of change. I believe that many of the recent changes work in favour of the aspirations of the Tibetans and of oppressed people elsewhere in the world. More
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    1992(Thirty-Third Anniversary )
    March 10, 1992
     
    As we commemorate today the thirty-third anniversary of the March 10 Uprising in 1959, I am more optimistic than ever before about the future of Tibet. This optimism stems from the determination of the Tibetan people inside Tibet and also from the dramatic changes that have taken place everywhere in the world, particularly in the erstwhile Soviet Union. More