Dharamshala: Marking the 3rd anniversary of the 15th Kashag led by President Dr Lobsang Sangay, the Central Tibetan Administration today organised a prayer service at Tsuglagkhang to express solidarity with the sufferings of the Tibetan self-immolators.
Since the occupation of Tibet by China, tens and thousands of Tibetans have passed away under their repression. Many have also been imprisoned and oppressed inhumanely and still continues to do so.
A total number of 153 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2009.
Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, the democratically elected political leader of the Tibetan people, attended the prayer service along with the members of Kashag, Kalons and Secretaries of various departments, Tibetan Parliamentarians, Tibetan Justice Commissioners, Tibetan civil servants, monks of Namgyal Monastery and the local Tibetan community.
The prayer service is held annually to recall and pay tribute to those Tibetans who have sacrificed their lives and limb for the greater cause of Tibet.
“We pray for Tibetan Heroes and Martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for Tibet, and for their families. And also attain Genuine autonomy through Middle way approach and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet. We pray for that,” President Sangay said while addressing the media.