Dharamshala: - In commemoration of the ‘Twenty Fifth Years in Exile’ since its establishment, Gu Chu Sum Movement of Tibet, a former political prisoners association marks its 25th founding anniversary in exile, pays heartfelt tribute to Tibetan martyrs for their sacrifices in 1987 which also continues to keep the struggle of Tibet alive.
The event ceremony held early morning at 7.30am with prayers followed by an elaborate incense burning ceremony at Lhagyal-ri in Dharamshala, India. The chief guest former political prisoner, Ama Adhe re-luanched its website.
Tibetans across Dharamshala gathered to honour those who perished at the hands of the Chinese during the peaceful 1987 Lhasa uprising and to remember those who lost their lives during the protest.
Past many years, the organisation has published many books related the biographies of ex-political prisoners as well as literature on political awareness and the plight of prisoners in Tibet. Ama Adhe also launched a new book, ex-political prisoner Tsering Dhondup's biography.
"This day marks an important anniversary in the struggle for Tibetan freedom. Twenty-five years ago on the 27th September 1987 Lhasa the capital of Tibet witnessed the beginning of the largest and most significant uprisings since 1959," the group said in a statement released on Spet. 27, 2012.