Dharamshala, India: On the occasion of the 62nd Tibetan Democracy Day, Tibetans in Mundgod organised a brief ceremony to celebrate the day. The programme began with the ceremonial offering to the deities, followed by the delivery of Kashag’s statement by the Settlement Officer Lhakpa Dolma and Tibetan Parliament in Exile’s statement by the President Geshe Lobsang Nyendak of the local Tibetan Assembly. The chief guest Kyabje Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Dorje addressed the gathering on the significance of the occasion. Coinciding with the programme, the chief guest presented certificates of acknowledgement from the Home Department to local staff for completing 25 years of service. Settlement Office presented certificates to topper Kunga Dechen of 10th grade who scored above 95 and former local housing and estate unit members.Chairman Tenzin Gyalwang of the Cooperative section concluded the programme with thank you remarks.
Similarly, the Tibetan Settlement in Kullu Manali observed the commemoration of Tibetan Democracy Day in presence of Chair and Vice Chair of Local Tibetan Assembly, Settlement Officer and staff, president of regional Tibetan Freedom Movement, heads of NGOs and students from the local Tibetan schools.
Tibetans in Delhi joyously celebrated 62nd Anniversary of Tibetan democracy day at day school Samyeling in the presence of chief guest, Bureau Office Representative Secretary Dhondup Gyalpo, former Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok as guest, Tibetan Settlement Officer Dorjee Tsering, TFM Delhi President Mr Thupten Gyaltsen , Samyeling Gyapon Mr Karma Dorjee, RTYC,RTWA , other representatives from NGOS, day school students and public.
After the traditional ceremonial offering, one minute of silence was observed in solidarity with those who sacrificed their lives for Tibetan cause. The Representative of Bureau Office Secretary Dhondup Gyalpo delivered Kashag statement which emphasised the evolution of Tibetan democracy in exile, followed by RTWA dance troop’s performance of Tibetan traditional dance to mark the occasion.
TFM President Mr Thupten Gyaltsen delivered statement of Tibetan Parliament in exile which mainly underscored the significance of Tibetan democratic functioning which was followed by another trational dance from RTWA dance troops. It concluded with the vote of thanks from Mr Karma Dorjee, President of resident welfare association of Majnu ka tilla.
Accordingly, the Chief Representative Office,Bengaluru and the TCV Tibetan Youth Hostel jointly organised the 62nd Anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day programme on 2nd September. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri Kishan Singh Sugara(IFS Retd.),former Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Managing Director,KFDC Ltd, Bengaluru who graced the event by his presence. He lighted the butter lamp and offered obeisance.The event commenced with the Tibetan and Indian National Anthem followed by Tibetan Democracy Day song.Then, the Chief Representative Officer, Mr. Jigmey Tsultrim made the opening remarks and also reads out the Statement of the Kashag followed by the Rangden Tsokchung’s member reading out the Statement of the Tibetan Parliament in exile.There were few solo singing performances by the students in between. The event was concluded gleefully with a vote of thanks from the Director of Tibetan Youth Hostel.