Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
Friends of Tibet (INDIA) and Bombay Tibetan Refugee Association observed the 'Human Rights Day' and celebrated the 11th anniversary of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to HH Dalai Lama on December 10, 2000 in Bombay. This one-day long event was inaugurated by Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok (President, National Democratic Party of Tibet) at the Central Railway Mechanics Institute Hall, Parel.
Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok
"I request all Mumbaikars to join the Tibetan struggle on Humanitarian grounds beacuse what is happening in Tibet is an insult to human dignity and must be stopped' Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok told the gathering during his one-hour long lecture on 'The Future of Tibet". The talk was followed by the screening of 'Tibet's Stolen Child' -- a documentary film by Garthwait & Griffin at the Walchand Hirachand Hall, Indian Merchants' Chamber, Bombay.
Hope Flickers For Tibet (Photo Courtesy: Indian Express)
More than four hundred Tibetans and Indians joined at the Azad Maidan for the Candle Light Vigil organised to mourn the death of 1.2 million Tibetans due to the Chinese occupation of their country.
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From the film 'Tibet's Stolen Child'
A young boy, the Panchen Lama, is the centre of a swirling storm of international controversy. Identified by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of Tibet's second highest spiritual leader, this young child was kidnapped by the Chinese government just days after the Dalai Lama's announcement.