Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Thu 21, Jun 2018 09:48 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Watch CONIFA World Football Cup 2018
 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
CTA organizes ‘World Yoga day’ celebration in Dharamshala
Play on Tibetan refugees shut in Nepal after government pressure
Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk appeals against 5-year prison term
Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala after visit to Baltic States
UN High Commissioner for HR dismayed over China’s refusal to give “unfettered access” into Tibet
Tibetan President tells Canada not to put trade above human rights
No favorite team in football World Cup, says Dalai Lama
Swedish court sentences Tibetan man to 22 months in jail for espionage
Organizations, WeChat groups object to MP Yarphel's inclusion in Tibetan parliamentary delegation to Canada
Tibetan President, parliamentary delegation attend ‘Thank you Canada’ event
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talking to media persons on his arrival at Vilnius, Lithuania. June 12, 2018, Photo: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
more photos »
Advertisement
More than 50 French Municipalities adopt villages in Tibet
Phayul[Thursday, October 11, 2012 23:54]
DHARAMSHALA, October 11: In a unique show of support for the Tibetan cause, more than 50 cities and towns in France have formally adopted villages and towns inside Tibet as sister cities.

The initiative launched by local Tibet support groups in France is aimed at “preserving the rich cultural heritage of Tibet” and to bring international concern over the “destruction of Tibet’s rich cultural heritage” in the parliaments and governments of democratic states.

On October 6, the city of Montbeliard in eastern Franche Comte and the municipality of Amfreville la Mivoie became the latest Municipalities in France to adopt Tibetan villages. While Montbeliard formally adopted Kharta, a small Tibetan village at the foothills of Mount Everest, Amfreville la Mivoie adopted Phari in western Tibet.

According to the Dharamshala based Central Tibetan Administration, the mayor of Montbeliard during the adoption ceremony underlined the importance of Tibet’s unique cultural identity and its preservation, which he said faced destruction at the hands of China.

He also emphasised on the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people, which he said needed to be upheld and supported, while rendering the city’s total support to the non-violent struggle of the Tibetan people.

Speaking to Phayul, Tsering Dhondup, secretary of Bureau du Tibet in France said the main purpose of adopting the villages in Tibet is to “express support to the Tibetan people’s freedom and respect for their fundamental human rights.”

“As of now, direct link between the places in France and Tibet is not possible due to the Chinese government but nevertheless it sends a strong message of political support,” he added.

To join the adoption campaign, Municipal Councils in the towns and cities have passed a motion “requesting European or UN resolutions, human rights, environment, and Tibetan cultural heritage to be respected in occupied Tibet.”

After adopting a Tibetan village, the Municipality places a plaque symbolising the adoption of the Tibetan village at the entrance of their office.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Five girls to vie for maiden Miss Himalaya Pageant
More than 50 French Municipalities adopt villages in Tibet
CTA holds prayer service in honour of Sangay Gyatso
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 © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement