Students hold rally against China’s illegal occupation of Tibet
MANGALORE (India), Dec 25: The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of Mangalore today launched bicycle rally in the city opposing China’s invasion of Tibet.
As many as 25 Tibetan students studying in various colleges in the city took part in the "Free Tibet" rally, which was flagged off at Lalbagh here.
Speaking on the occasion, Captain Ganesh Karnik, MLC said that that Tibet had a genuine cause to fight for. He insisted that Tibet should keep its fight against alienation of its land and livelihood from China. Franklin Monteiro, a BJP leader, was also present on the occasion.
Mr Karnik said the rally deserves applause as it is driven by the mission of freedom struggle. “Human right has been violated in Tibet. Dalai Lama is synonymous with Mahatma Gandhi, who struggled to make the nation peaceful. Non-violence movements are essential to establish peace,” Mr Karnik said.
The nine-day rally aims to spread awareness of China’s ongoing exploitation and violation of Tibetan rights inside Tibet and, to attenuate the influence of China. The rally's prime concern is to strengthen the deep bonds that India has with the Tibetans and Tibet, Ngwang Thokme, president of Youth Congress asserted. The students group thanked the Indian people for supporting and protecting the interests of Tibetan people.
The rally will end near Mundgod, a town located in the northern part of the Karnataka state after moving via Puttur, Sullia, Madikeri, Mysore and other places.