Tibetan Government-in-Exile Marks 59th Democracy Day

Dharamshala: The 59th Democracy Day was celebrated on Monday by the Tibetan government in exile, at the main Buddhist monastery The Tsuglagkhang Complex of McLeodganj in Dharamshala. The function was  presided over by Smt. Sarveen Chaudhary, a cabinet minister in the Himachal Pradesh state government.

In her address on the occasion she said that Tibetans have strong democratic traditions and that steps have been taken to further strengthen it by the religious leader Dalai Lama.

Senior functionaries of the Tibetan Government in Exile with minister Saeveen Chaudhary mark the 59th Democracy Day at Dharamshala

“Exiled Tibetans are following the path of Ahimsa for the independence of Tibet, for which they have got immense support from the international community,” said Chaudhary.

On the occassion cultural programs were also presented by students of various Tibetan institutions.

 Thousands of people, including Buddhist nuns and monks attended the function at the main temple in Dharamshala along with a host of other senior functionaries and  Tibetan supporters.

The Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE), officially the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, is the unicameral and highest legislative organ of the Central Tibetan Administration. It was established and is based in Dharamshala, India. The creation of this democratically elected body has been one of the major changes that the 14th Dalai Lama brought about in his efforts to introduce a democratic system of administration.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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