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Monday, February 25, 2013

Kalon Pema Chinjor in San Francisco

February 24, 2013 Sunday

དབུས་བོད་མིའི་བཙན་བྱོལ་སྒྲིག་འཛུགས་ཀྱི་ཆོས་རིག་བཀའ་བློན་སྐུ་ངོ་པདྨ་ཆོས་འབྱོར་ལགས་ཨ་རི་སན་ཕེ་རན་སི་ཀོ་ལ་ཆེད་ཕེབས་ཀྱིས་ས་གནས་མི་མང་ལ་ད་ལྟ་བོད་ནང་གི་ཛ་དྲག་གནས་སྟངས་དང་། བཙན་བྱོལ་བོད་མིའི་སྒྲིག་འཛུགས་ཀྱི་ལས་གཞི་ལས་འཆར། ད་བར་གྱི་ལས་བསྡོམས་སྙིང་བསྡུས་དང་བཅས་བཀའ་སློབ་ཟབ་རྒྱས་བསྩལ་གནང་བ།

San Francisco: Kalon Pema Chinjor visited San Francisco bay area today and addressed the Tibetan people at the Community hall in Richmond. He said that the visit was a part of effort by the Kashag [Tibetan cabinet] to reach the general public and Tibet supporters abroad. He said the Central Tibetan Administration stands for pure and genuine democracy, and in this democracy people plays a very important role, therefore, the Kashag’s effort to reach the people.
He talked about the on-going self immolation in Tibet. Since 2009, 104 people from three provinces of Tibet have burnt themselves to protest the brutal Chinese regime, and called for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet. Most of the self immolators are young people brought up under the Chinese occupation. Chinese government has claimed that they have turned Tibet into a socialist paradise and that the Tibetan people are happy under their rule. But these self immolations by the young people convey the real situation in Tibet. Chinese government should accept the reality and resolve the Tibetan issue.

Tibetans in Tibet are not happy under the Chinese rule; this self immolation spat is a clear message to the world and to the Chinese government. We should all respect their sacrifice, and do our best to inform and reach their message to the international community. People in Tibet are relying heavily on Tibetan community abroad who are living in a free world. We should not let their sacrifice go astray.
Language is an important part of any culture. Tibetan language is the important link that connects the Tibetan people in unity; it is our identity and our cultural strength. When the Chinese government has failed to disintegrate the Tibetan unity, they are now trying to root out this important link, Tibetan language. Their policy is to destroy the language; this would lessen the cultural and religious strength, thus destroying the Tibetan identity.

Kalon also talked about how under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the exile-Tibetan are able to have a vibrant democratic setups. In order to make this democratic system strong and sustainable, Tibetans around the world should take active participation in it. In the next the election of Chitue, we should have many young and educated people aspiring to serve in our parliament, and in the election of Sikyong we should have number of Lobsang Senge and Dikyi Choyang to lead our struggle.

After the talk, the Kalon accepted questions from the audience, and there was an active discussion on number of issues relating to Tibetan situation, and the administration of Central Tibetan Administration. Answering a question related to Shugden, Kalon warned the Tibetan people of the Chinese government’s effort to create dissension among the Tibetans through the use of Shugdhen followers. People expressed happiness over the Kalon’s visit and thanked him for clarifying on many issues, and showed their unwavering support to the Kashag of Central Tibetan dministration.                              


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