Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 17, Sep 2019 02:03 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Bill to modify Tibet policy Act 2002 introduced in US House of Representatives
US Secretary of State asks Hollywood to stop bowing to Chinese censors
Tibetans lived in three provinces as one entity: His Holiness at Tenshug ceremony
Confrontation between rival soldiers in Indo-Tibetan border in Ladakh
Authoritarian regimes’ longevity is poor: Prof. Ashis Nandy
China targets retired Tibetan government officials in TAR for practicing Buddhism
Tibetan writer in Asia Meets Asia-2019
HURON refutes the recent news of deportation of six Tibetans
ATC’s 8th Tibet Lobby Day seeks to legislate access to Tibet
CTA begins lobby for a revised Tibet Policy Act at Washington DC
 Latest Photo News
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
CTA mourns and prays for the late Defence Minister Sh. George Fernandes
Phayul[Thursday, January 31, 2019 00:13]
By Tenzin Sangmo

CTA Prayer Service for the late Sh. George Fernandes/Phayul Photo: Tenzin Sangmo
CTA Prayer Service for the late Sh. George Fernandes/Phayul Photo: Tenzin Sangmo
DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 30: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) held a prayer service today from at T-building, in Gangchen Kyishong for former Indian defense minister and a staunch Tibet supporter George Fernandes, who passed away yesterday.

The prayer service was spearheaded by the Religion and Culture Kalon (minister) Karma Gelek Yuthok and attended by other Kalons and staff of the exile Tibetan government, known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration.

At the service, Yuthok spoke about the life and achievements of the departed. Enumerating on the late minister’s long association with Tibet, he said, “Fernandes had been a valuable and a consistent Tibet supporter until the time of his death.”

“In 1994, under his guidance, the World Parliamentarians’ Conventions on Tibet (WPCT) was first formed and the maiden conference took place in Delhi, marking an important milestone in the exile history,” said Yuthok.

In 2007, Fernandes led an all-party Indian parliamentary forum to the official function of the 48th Tibetan National Uprising Day in Dharamshala. At the function, he conveyed his support in the presence of H.H. the Dalai Lama.

“The former Defense Minister also visited Tibetan Special Frontier Force soldiers who were stationed at the Siachen glacier. There he thanked the soldiers for their role in the protection of the border. In later years, he has personally flown in a helicopter to inspect the well-being of the Tibetan settlement near Herbertpur, established specifically for the Tibetan ex-servicemen,” said Yuthok.

A prayer service was also held this afternoon at the World Peace Stupa in Clement town Tibetan settlement in Dehradun. Fernandes laid the foundation stone for the stupa in 2000 and also inaugurated the temple along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2002.

CTA offices remained closed after the prayer service to mourn Fernandes' passing away.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Monasteries banned from teaching Tibetan language in Kham Nangchen
CTA mourns and prays for the late Defence Minister Sh. George Fernandes
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement