Dharamsala: Last night, December 7, 2009, over 200 Tibetans including foreigners participated in a candlelight march in McLeod Ganj. The march was in memory of a thirty-three year-old nun named Yankyi Dolma, who died in a hospital in Chengdu, SIchuan Province, China early Sunday morning.

Dharamshala: Yesterday, the National Democratic Party of Tibet (NDPT) organized a panel discussion at the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) Day School in McLeod Ganj on the significance of the 2011 elections  for new leader and the status of Tibetan democracy.

Dharamsala: Yesterday evening, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Tibetan Women's Association held a discussion panel on Tibetan gender equality at the TCV day school in Mcleod Ganj. Four leading members of the exile community spent ten minutes each voicing their perspectives on women's rights both in exile and inside Tibet, and afterwards answered a series of questions posed by the audience. About 80 people attended the discussion-a mixture of women and men, Tibetans and foreigners.

New York: In response to US President Barack Obama's brief reference to Tibet during his visit to Beijing this week, Students for a Free Tibet is calling on the Obama administration and other democratically elected governments to move beyond verbal statements of support, to press China for real change inside Tibet. By calling for the resumption of dialogue between the Chinese government and His Holiness the Dalai Lama's representatives, President Obama indicated that the issue remains a concern for the US government. However, his statement, which also recognized Tibet as a part of the People's Republic of China, failed to address the reality of the Chinese government's ongoing violent repression of the Tibetan people.

Bangalore: On Tuesday, the third day of the three-day event in Bangalore expressing gratitude to India for 50 years of providing refuge to Tibetans in exile, the stage was set to reflect and review the relevance of Buddha's message of universal human values in the 21st century.

Bangalore: In a show of gratitude to the government and people of India, Tibetans in exile will exhibit Tibet's cultural heritage in a three-day festival in the south Indian city of Bangalore from 22-24 November. The celebration will bring some of the most important Tibetan exile institutions together to showcase the Tibetan refugees' accomplishments in community building, education and cultural preservation.

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