April 12, 2010
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Over 8,000 people gathered in Zurich express solidarity with Tibet[Monday, 12 April 2010, 8:50 a.m.]

Over 8,000
people gathered at Münsterhof, in the heart of Zurich city to express
solidarity with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.

 His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressing the Solidarity Rally for Tibet in Zurich on 10 April 2010

“Expressing solidarity with our cause is very useful to remind China of
the Tibetan cause,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Saturday. “I
very much appreciate it.” He further said that the Chinese Government
must address the reality of the Tibetan problem. His Holiness added
that he was 100 percent certain that the Tibetan issue will not
disappear, despite China using force and suppression on the Tibetan
people. He reiterated that he was not seeking separation from China.His
Holiness the Dalai Lama said he welcomed people’s support of Tibet’s
non-violence struggle and asked them to also practice non-violence at
home.Solidarity rally is important for the Tibetan struggle, as
it snow that it is not the struggle of few Tibetans but ordinary people
worldwide are showing support. His Holiness spoke about two of his
three commitments in life 1) human value and 2) religious harmony.

The president (left) and vice-president (right) of the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe accompanying His Holiness the Dalai Lama

the end of His Holiness’ address at the Solidarity Rally, he said, “So
my brothers and sisters, please think of these two points. Please
promote these two points. If you do this, it shows you are a good
friend of the Dalai Lama.”In the morning, His Holiness
addressed the First European Tibetan Youth Parliament. The aim of the
Youth Parliament is to bring together young Tibetans from across Europe
to discuss Tibetan issue and working together across Europe especially.Tendon
Dahortsang, the President of Tibetan Youth Association in Europe in her
welcome address said, “Though we have grown up in different parts of
the world, we are Tibetans and to serve the Tibetan people’s struggle.”She
said that during her first visit to Tibet in 2002, she met an elderly
Tibetan in Lhasa who asked where she came from. During their talk, the
elderly Tibetan said that the Tibetan people in Tibet have great
expectations from the Tibetan in exile community especially the youth.

 Question & Answer session at the First European Tibetan Youth Parliament

First European Tibetan Youth Parliament conference is organized by the
Tibetan Youth Association in Europe, based in Switzerland. This year
Tibetan Youth Association in Europe is marking the 40th Anniversary
since it was founded.In his address to the First European
Tibetan Youth Parliament, His Holiness said that that the older Tibetan
generation is dying. It is the responsibility of the younger generation
to continue the struggle of Tibet. In 2008, the world heard the
suffering of three generation of Tibetan.“We are the
representatives of the Tibetans in Tibet. Thinking about the future of
Tibet is important,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
(Click here for more photos of the event)–Report filed by The Tibet Bureau, Geneva

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