Dharamshala: Latin America representative, Jigme Tsering visited El Salvador to pay homage and handing over condolences letter of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Parliament official obituary adopted by the 17th Tibetan Parliament in Exile in honour of Late Dr. Alfredo Martinez Moreno and Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration on the demise of Dr Alfredo Martinez Moreno, a longtime friend of Tibet who passed away on Saturday, 2 October at the age of 98. Dr Alfredo Moreno was the El Salvador UN delegation member that took a stand to support Tibet’s pleas at the UN by submitting a draft resolution to the UN entitled ‘Invasion of Tibet by Foreign Forces’ in 1950.
Daughter Claralicia Martinez has organised a private ceremony that brought their family members and friends together, Salvadoran lawyer, diplomat, justice and solidarity, and journalists are present. She read both the Condolences in English and Spanish during the ceremony.
Senior member of families, Carlos A. Rivera Richardson gave a thank you speech “On behalf of Alfredo’s family, we would like to deeply thank you for your visits as representation of the Dalai Lama. Please express our gratitude to him.
I would like to welcome you to our home and, on behalf of Alfredo’s extended family, to deeply thank you for your visit as an envoy from his Holiness. A visit that brings a message of peace and serenity to our hearts, for which we profoundly express our gratitude.
Without a doubt, the values that guide His Holiness, like Love and Compassion, have been widely shared by Alfredo; who by the practice of these, constantly sought ways to bring humans closer together and find ways for all of us to live in peace and harmony.
We receive your condolences with deep humility and sincerity.”
On behalf of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and all the people of Tibet, Representative presented to Don Alfredo’s wife, Alicia de Martinez Moreno, and his daughter, a national flag of Tibet, thangka of ‘The Four Harmonious Friends‘ that symbolises brotherhood and harmony between all religions, a cape with the sacred symbols of the territory, a photograph of the Dalai Lama.
During two days visits to San Salvador, representatives had courtesy call with deputy Johnny Wright and met long time Tibet support member Maria Elena Sol for further advocacy of Tibet especially Religious freedom such as Dalai Lama succession, climate change, Tibetan culture and traditions.
-Filed by OOT, Latin America