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Italian Delegation to Join Tibetans for Prayers on 10 March

March 10, 2009

March 8, 2009

Dharamshala -- An Italian delegation will join Tibetans here for a candle light vigil to pay homage to all those Tibetans who have sacrificed their lives for the just cause of Tibet since March last year, on 10 March, which also marks the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the exile of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.

The delegation will be headed by Mr Cologna Gunther, former president and the board member of Association of Italia Tibet.

The gathering will hold a procession from the main bus stand to Tsuglagkhang, the main Buddhist temple at 5:30 p.m. A one-minute silence will be observed as a mark of remembrance of all the Tibetan martyrs.

More than 220 Tibetans were killed and 1294 injured in the Chinese government’s ruthless crackdown on the peaceful Tibetan protesters across Tibet since 10 March last year.

Around 5,600 people are still under arrest or detention and more than 1000 are missing.

Mr Penpa Tsering, speaker of Tibetan Parliament will address the gathering.

Members from the Italian delegation, Mr Gunther and Mr Pinter Roberto, a longtime regional council member of Trentino, South Tyrol and member of the board of Association of Italia Tibet.

The memorial function will conclude with rendition of prayers by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.

Press Invitation

To pay for homage to the martyrs who laid their lives for the just cause of Tibet and as a mark of solidarity to our brothers and sisters who are under the repressive policy of People's Republic of China, Tibetan Parliament in Exile is organising a candle light vigil on 10 March, 2009 from Mcleod Ganj to Thekchen Choeling Tsuglagkhang. You are invited for the same.

Mr Phurbu Tsering
Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat
Gangchen Kyishong
Distt Kangra
HP, India
Phone: 01892 222481
Fax: 01892 224593

Programme for the 50th Year of Tibetan Uprising Day on 10 March 2009:

1 At 5:30 pm, gathering of the people at the main bus stand at Mcleod Ganj

2 At 6:00 pm, start pf candle light vigil from Mcleod Ganj to Tsuglagkhang

3 At the main courtyard of the Tsuglagkhang to observe one minute silence as a mark of remembrance to all the Tibetan martyrs

4 Speech by Mr Penpa Tsering, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament

5 Speech by Mr Cologna Gunther, Former President and the Board member of Association of Italia Tibet

6 Speech by Mr Pinter Roberta, Longtime Regional Council Member of Trentino, South Tyrol and Member of the Board of Association of Italia Tibet

7 Concluding prayer in tune with the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts' artistes
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