Travelling Exhibition on Tibet and Its Deteriorating Human Rights Situation Launched
To commemorate the historic day of September 27, 1987 protest against decades of Chinese misrule led by twenty one monks from Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, the Capital city on an independent Tibet, that sparked a wildfire of protest in the following years in Lhasa and the 27th founding anniversary of Gu-Chu-Sum Movement Association of Tibet, the organisation has successfully launch event of Travelling Exhibition on Tibet and Its Deteriorating Human Rights Situation at Club House, McLeod Ganj yesterday. The photo exhibition featured rare pictures with historical annotations from the era of a sovereign Tibet and its forced and brutal invasion of by Mao’s PLA, also showcased the plight of Tibetans living under an alien authority in one’s own land.
The Travelling Exhibition on Tibet and Its Deteriorating Human Rights Situation was graced and inaugurated by the Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok. Followed by detailed inspection of the pictures by the Chief guest with additional elaboration and explanation by Mr. Dawa Tashi and Ms Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar, respective Vice President and President of the organisation, of the historical implication of the photos exhibited and its relevance in the continued struggle of Tibet and Tibetans, Ms Dolkar welcomed the chief guest and guests from various nongovernmental organisations based here in Dharamshala to the launch event of Travelling Exhibition on Tibet and Its Deteriorating Human Rights Situation.
Ms. Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar la addressed the gathering the aims and objectives behind the organisation working on such an initiative and further elaborating the need to create awareness not only in the Tibetan community in exile but the world at large. She thanked all the concerned individuals and institutions that rendered their support throughout.
In a brief address to the gathering, the chief guest at the event, Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok la, expressed the importance of documenting such historically important pictures under such initiatives. Deliberating on the need of informing the world about the plight of Tibetans and the deteriorating human rights situation inside Tibet, he also stressed on the importance of informing the generations of Tibetans, present and future, about their country and the plight of their fellow countrymen under Chinese brutal occupation. He stressed on the importance of garnering international support to the Tibetan struggle through such initiatives by educating the international community of the human rights situation in Tibet and concluded his talk by a word of appreciation for the Gu-Chu-Sum Movement Association if Tibet for undertaking such initiative and in general.
The Travelling Exhibition on Tibet and Its Deteriorating Human Rights Situation will showcase the general history of Tibet as a distinct polity before its forced annexation by Mao’s Liberation Army, the tragedy that befell on the Tibetan People under an alien occupation and the deteriorating human rights situation inside Tibet. The initiative is aimed to reach out to the general population of the host country of Tibetans in exile everywhere, beginning with India, with a focus to reaching Tibetan settlements en route and create awareness about the deteriorating Human rights situation inside Tibet.