Washington DC: At the invitation of an organizing committee for the 62nd Tibetan National Uprising Day in New York, Representative Ngodup Tsering attended the commemoration held in front of the United Nations.
A large number of Tibetans and supporters gathered. Representative Tsering hoisted the Tibetan national flag as the young artist sang the Tibetan National Anthem followed by American National Anthem.
Representative read out the Statement of the President of CTA and also Speaker Pelosi’s press statement in honour of the day. Afterwards, he elaborated on the significance of the 10th March and what it means for Tibet as it is a day that must be remembered.
Representative Tsering told the gathering that it is because of inaction by the United Nations of the Tibetan plight that Communist China has become dangerously emboldened to become a global threat for freedom, democracy, and human rights. While speaking to the Chinese leadership, he declared, “Tibetan people will continue the freedom struggle from generations to generations.”
He advised Tibetans in North America that the time and momentum is on their side and urged them to work harder to pressure the international community and to preserve the Tibetan language as advised by His Holiness during this year’s Tibetan Losar.
The President of the Tibet Association of New York and New Jersey and Caroyln, a local politician, spoke in honour of the Uprising Day.
Congressman McGovern’s video message was relayed as well. The crowd intermittently chanted Free Tibet, Bhod Gyalo, and Long Live Dalai Lama. The rally ended with prayers and the protesters marched forward towards the Chinese Consulate.
Representative Tsering participated in the panel discussion on the “Future of Tibet” later that evening, which was organized by the Jamestown Foundation. The former Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Robert Destro, Senior Fellow in China Studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Adrian Zenz, and Contributing Editor at American Purpose, Ellen Bork, also participated. Glen Howard, the president of the Jamestown Foundation moderated the event.
- filed by Office of Tibet, Washington DC