Geneva: President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay will virtually address a press conference being organized by the Italian Intergroup of Parliamentarians for Tibet commemorating the 62nd year of the Tibetan National Uprising Day on 10 March 2021 at the Italian Parliament Conference Hall of the House of Deputies in Rome. The event will be held at 15:30 to 16:30 local time (20:00 to 21:00- India Time) and will be broadcasted live on the website of the Italian Parliament and more details will be provided on Tibet TV Facebook Page. The event is organized in collaboration with Tibet Bureau-Geneva, Tibetan Community in Italy and the Italy-Tibet Association.
Calling Tibet the “the Broken heart of Asia,” the organizers have noted that “We consider March 10 is the most significant date from a political point of view for all Tibetans in the world. The date that commemorates the first national uprising of Tibetans against military occupation. Later His Holiness the Dalai Lama was forced to escape into exile in India followed months by tens of thousands of Tibetans. From that moment Tibet lost every last shred of autonomy and remained definitively under the Chinese occupation experiencing its most tragic moment in the years of the cultural revolution. We believe it is important that the Inter Group, for the relations that Italy has always had with His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama and the world of the Tibetan diaspora, organize this event to give a concrete sign of solidarity and support to the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) which for many years, in line with the Dalai Lama’s vision, has been seeking for mediation and substantive dialogue with Beijing.”
Hon’ble Luciano Nobili, President of the Italian Intergroup of Parliamentarians for Tibet will deliver welcome note followed by speech of President Dr. Lobsang Sangay. The Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration for the Central and Eastern Europe Mr. Chhimey Rigzen along with Parliamentarians of Italy will also deliver brief messages.