Dharamsala: The Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration organised a prayer congregation at the Tsuglakhang Main Temple, to mark the 19th anniversary of imposition of martial law in Lhasa on 8 March 1989.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama also participated in the prayer ceremony. In his brief address at the occasion, the Kalon for Religion and Culture Department, Kalon Tsering Phuntsok recounted how the Tibetans in Tibet suffered during the time of enforcement of martial law. He expressed concern for those Tibetans, who are still suffering in Tibet.
He said that the prayer congregation was organised to commemorate and pray for those Tibetans who died during the martial law in Lhasa city and for those who are still suffering and are behind bars in Tibet. In addition to a large number of devotees attending the ongoing teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang, the officials of the various offices and departments of the Central Tibetan Administration also attended the ceremony.