Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 18, Jan 2019 10:06 PM (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
Tibetan monastery, Indian University sign MoU to collaborate on studies
TPI to host the first conference of young Indian scholars on Tibetan studies
Only 80 Tibetans fled Tibet in 2018: Senior CTA official
Dzogchen Rinpoche Jigme Losel Wangpo selected new head of Nyingma
DIIR commences “Tibetan Issues and International Community” workshop
Maiden Tibetan-run rice mill launch products
University for Tibetans ends instruction in Tibetan language
CHTS Sarah honors Dr. Dorjee with "Three Wheel Recognition Award"
RATA sponsors say China's claim of easing Tibet travel insufficient
CTA addresses public dissent over "overseas Tibetans" term in survey form
 Latest Photo News
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the gathering during the 50th year celebration of Tibet Insitute Rikon. The event was attended by around 4000 people from all parts of Europe. Around 4000 people have come to attend the function organised by Tibet Institute Rikon with support of Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtensein. Winterthur, September 22, 2018. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Italian NGO honours Jetsun Pema with human rights award
Phayul[Sunday, May 30, 2010 19:12]
By Gelek Yakar

Milan, Italy, May 30 – Jetsun Pema, former minister in the Tibetan cabinet and the former president of the Tibetan Children’s Villages has been honoured in Milan, Italy, with “the Human Rights Hero Award 2010” on May 27 for her contributions to the upbringing of the Tibetan children.

At a presentation ceremony held at the Grand Hotel Villa Torretta, Jestun Pema or ‘Amala’ as she is widely known accepted the award that is given out by an Italian NGO "Associazione per i Diritti Umani e la Tolleranza" (Association for Human Rights and Tolerance).

Jetsun Pema has worked for the plight of Tibetan refugee children for 42 years. As a student spending vacation in Dharamshala, Jetsun Pema would help her sister Tsering Dolma in taking care of the children of displaced Tibetans working at road construction sites. 'Bhusokhang' (Nursery) as it was then called had only 51 students in 1960, the year of its inception. Today, it has grown into one of the largest residential schools in India.

file photo
file photo
Youngest among the three sisters of the Dalai Lama, Jetsun Pema is a former kalon (minister in the Kashag or the Tibetan cabinet) and the first woman ever to achieve it.

Mrs Fiorella Cerchiara, the president of the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance, presented the award in the presence of the president of the Milan City Council, Hon. Manfredi Palmeri. Cerchiara said it was an inspiration to be in the presence of Jetsun Pema la. “Mrs Pema is an extraordinary international example of someone who has a deep respect for human rights and it is a tremendous honour for us to have her amidst us.”

"This award is a true inspiration for the whole humanity and particularly to us living in exile. Our brave brethren in Tibet are still undergoing great hardship; I humbly accept it in their name and in their honour," said Jetsun Pema in her acceptance speech. Jetsun Pema was awarded the 'World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (WCPRC)' in Sweden in 2006.

Local Tibetans from Milan performed a cultural dance at the event. Ms Chungdak Koren, former representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Geneva and Tharshul Tulku Rinpoche of Sera Monastery were also present at the award ceremony.

Former winners in of the award include Argentinean soccer star Javier Zanetti, Brazilian soccer star Marcos Cafu, Italian soccer star Gennaro Gattuso, Dr Daria Pesce, Dr Gianfranco Rossi, Ms. Boronessa Maria Lucia Soares, Dr Luca Lo Presti and Alberto Fortis.

edited by Kalsang Rinchen
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Thank you ! (pedhma)
jetsun pema (tashimarley)
Congratulations (Sonor)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Arjia Rinpoche speaks to Tibetans in Minnesota
Italian NGO honours Jetsun Pema with human rights award
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