London: On 17 March, the annual wreath-laying ceremony, marking the 61st anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising, was held at the Innocent Victim’s Memorial, Westminster Abbey London.
Organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (APPGT) in the UK Parliament, in conjunction with the Tibet Society UK, the wreath-laying ceremony started with welcome remarks and prayers by the venerable David Stanton, Canon in Residence, Westminster Abbey; and by Khensur Tulku Tenzin Khentse Rinpoche of Drepung Loseling Monastery, currently studying at Leeds, UK.
Hon Tim Loughton, MP, chair of APPGT in his address reiterated his continued support for the cause of Tibet and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s principal commitment for peaceful and compassionate world. He also expresses his wishful prayers for the good health of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The wreath was laid in memory of all Tibetans who have lost their lives as a result of China’s occupation of Tibet since 1950 and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising that began in Tibet’s capital city Lhasa, on 10 March 1959.
The wreath-laying ceremony was attended by two members of the UK parliament including Rt Hon Tim Loughton, MP of the Conservative Party. One representative from the Tibetan community in the UK also attended the ceremony.
Representative Mr Sonam Tsering Frasi and the staff thanked the two MPs, Khensur Rinpoche and the venerable David Stanton for their presence at the wreath-laying.
-Filed by Office of Tibet, London