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Tibet: OutLook Interviews and Recap Tibetan Settlement Rep Promotes 'Fighting For The Common Cause'

Tibetan Settlement Rep Promotes 'Fighting For The Common Cause'

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3 january 2012  003Dharamshala: A Tibetan campaigner has appealed to fellow residents of a south Indian settlement to 'fight for the common cause.' Indian born Lobsang Tenzin, 51, a volunteer settlement representative at the Hunsur, Rabgyal Ling settlement, near Mysore, told the Tibet Post: 'In our society many people fight for themselves only.

'They say many good things, speaking the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and then go out and do the opposite. 'They fight for themselves, not for the common cause and I don't think this is good. The common cause of Tibet is very important.'

Lobsang Tenzin, along with eight fellow members of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) of Hunsur, Rabgyal Ling, made a name for himself in March, 1992, when the group attempted to enter the Chinese Embassy in Delhi, during the NGO's Save Tibet Yatra rally.

The case has become famous as the TYC's longest running legal battle. Almost 20 years on, still no verdict has been reached. Lobsang, who gave up his career in trade a year ago to take up his voluntary post, said: 'My main responsibility is to liaise between people living in the settlement, and the settlement chiefs.

'I am happy to have given up my trade for a year to do this work. Many people want to become rich, but they will never be satisfied because there is no limit to anything. His Holiness says that if we can't control our mind, we will never be satisfied by money.

'My request for the people is to please consider the common cause of Tibet as important as your own. We are all from Tibet. We are all as one. There is no difference between us.

'My main ambition is to promote the cause of Tibet.'

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 January 2012 14:56 )  


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