Tibet will be the Greatest Chapter of the 21st Century: Sikyong at BirminghamDonnerstag, 18.02.2016, 23:25 Uhr | Kategorie(n): Menschenrechte, News Allgemein
DHARAMSHALA: Tibetan political leader Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay who is currently in the US for a series of speaking engagements, visited Birmingham city from 15-17 February.
Birmingham, a city in the US state of Alabama, shares symbolic resonance with the Tibetan struggle, as it was the center of the non-violent civil rights movement for African Americans in the 1960’s. Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited the city in 2014.
Sikyong’s first stop in the city was the Foreign Relations Committee where he met the city’s Mayor Mr William A Bell Sr. and delivered a talk on Tibet’s significance to the world. The talk was organised by Birmingham committee of international affairs. Ms Cathy Jones, President of Sloss Real Estate Co. and an ardent Tibet supporter, gave the introductory remarks.
“I have come here today, partly to connect with the spirit of the civil rights movement and partly to reflect, revisit and embrace the symbolism that the city of Birmingham represents,” Sikyong told the gathering of luminaries including Chairman Andrew Young, top business executives, authors, politicians, activists and academics of the city.
He paid tribute to the leaders of the civil rights movement for their commitment to non-violence and said that the success of the civil rights movement shaped the success of the South African people in ending the Apartheid regime. He also added that the successes of these non-violent movements inspire Tibetans in strengthening their resolve for a non-violent resistance to the Chinese government’s repression.
Read more at the website of the Central Tibetan Administration tibet.net
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