Bylakuppe: The 58th anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day was celebrated at TDL Community Hall recently. B.V. Javaregowda, President of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society, inaugurated the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Javaregowda said that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) must honour the Human Rights of six million Tibetan community living all over the world. In fact, there is no actual Democracy within China as the President of the PRC manages to get elected for life time which is against to the democratic values recognised by the United Nation.
On Sept.2, 1960 His Holiness Dalai Lama with a hope to get back to the Tibet formed a Democratic Government of Tibet in exile which has its Head Quarters at Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, but, in view of the aggressive nature of the PRC and the President Xi Jinping, Tibetans have lost their hopes for the complete freedom which ultimately led to the Tibetan youth to anticipate the worst situation.
Gowda also appealed to Republic of China to grant Autonomous status to Tibet as the Tibetans are ready to accept to be ruled by Chinese National Government if their culture and religion is protected.
Pema Delek, the Member of Parliament of Tibetan Govt. in exile and Lhakpa Tsering, the Settlement Officer, read out the message issued by the Tibetan Parliament and the Tibetan Govt. in exile and Cabinet on the occasion.
Tsering Phuntsok, the ex-Minister for Culture and Religion, representatives of various Monasteries, Presidents and Secretaries of Tibetan Co-operative Societies, President of Tibetan Freedom Movement, A.J. Basavegowda, President of Rotary Club of Periyapatna and large number of teachers, students and general public were present. Geleck Jugney, Settlement Officer, proposed a vote of thanks.