Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 03, May 2016 11:47 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
2016 ELECTION RESULT
 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
Dalai Lama graces symposium with youth peace leaders from war torn nations
Two monks released after ten days' detention in Palyul
Stitching a dream: An interview with a Tibetan designer on work, passion and life.
Solo protester arrested in Tibet's Ngaba
Tibet Watch publishes report on role of monasteries in Tibetan resistance
First batch of Geshema aspirants sit for final exams
After Uygur leader, Chinese dissidents denied Indian visa to attend democracy event
Survey shows 75 percent foreign media still denied entry into "TAR"
Dalai Lama hosts interactive discussion on Indian Philosophy and Modern Sciences
Sikyong launches book by former MP
 Latest Photo News
Lawmakers from the Czech conservative opposition TOP 09 and former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg (left) hang Tibetan national flags from the windows of the Chamber of Deputies to oppose Chinese President Xi Jingping's maiden visit to Czech Republic, March 29, 2016 Photo: ČTK Burian Michal
An elderly Tibetan prays before casting her ballot for the Tibetan elections 2016, Tsuglakhang, March 20, 2016. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Monks participate in the Tsetor rituals of the Tibetan Losar, at the Tsuglakhang temple on the first day of the Tibetan Fire Monkey Year 2143. Theckchen Choeling, Feb. 9, 2016. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Flame of Truth sheds light in Brussels, Melbourne
Phayul[Tuesday, September 18, 2012 23:30]
MEP Thomas Mann, (3rd L) speaking at the Tibetan Flame of Truth torch relay in Brussels, Belgium, on September17, 2012.
MEP Thomas Mann, (3rd L) speaking at the Tibetan Flame of Truth torch relay in Brussels, Belgium, on September17, 2012.
DHARAMSHALA, September 18: The global journey of the Tibetan ‘Flame of Truth’ torch relay reached Brussels, the capital of the European Union and Melbourne in Australia over the last few days.

Arriving from London, the torch was received at the Bassillique de Koekelberg, in Brussels by MEP Thomas Mann, the president of Tibet Intergroup in the European Parliament, MEP Tunne Kelam, Ngodup Dorjee, the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, members of local Tibet support groups and local Tibetans.

The torch bearer for the European leg of the tour, Tibetan Member of Parliament Ven. Thupten Wangchen spoke first on the campaign missions and called upon EU and its member states to stand in solidarity with Tibet.

After campaigning throughout India, the second leg of the torch relay, initiated by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, to express “solidarity with the courageous and selfless acts” of Tibetans inside Tibet, was flagged off simultaneously in North America, Europe and Australia on September 2, the 52nd Tibetan Democracy Day.

MEP Thomas Mann welcomed the ‘Flame of Truth’ relay to Brussels and reiterated his support for the cause of Tibet. He recounted the efforts being made by the members of European Parliament to raise Tibet’s issue within EU and assured of the Tibet Intergroup’s continued work towards the appointment of an EU special coordinator for Tibet.

The torch will carry out its campaign in Belgium till September 20 in Brussels and Antwerpen with rallies, processions, and signature campaigns urging the United Nations to discuss the issue of Tibet based on its earlier resolutions, to send an independent international fact-finding delegation to Tibet and to ensure that the basic aspirations of the Tibetans inside Tibet are fulfilled.

Tibetans and Chinese carrying out the 'Flame of Truth' torch relay in Melbourne, Australia.
Tibetans and Chinese carrying out the 'Flame of Truth' torch relay in Melbourne, Australia.
In Australia, the ‘Flame of Truth’ was received at the Federation Square, Melbourne by over 200 Tibetans and supporters, Saturday.

Representatives of the Tibetan Community of Victoria, the Chinese Democratic Coalition Group, and the Vietnamese and Mongolia Community of Victoria spoke at the rally which led to the Parliament House after marching through the city.

The next day, the torch relay was carried out in Melbourne’s densely Chinese populated suburb Box Hill by Frank Ruanji, the president of Chinese Democracy Coalition Group. The Chinese activists wore T-shirts calling for unity in bringing down the totalitarian regime of the Chinese Communist party and raised slogans for a ‘Free China, Free Tibet.’

On Wednesday, the Flame of Truth will travel to Hobart, the capital city of the Australian state Tasmania.

The relay, after traveling around hundreds of cities all over the world will conclude on December 10, World Human Rights Day, with the submission of the petitions, simultaneously to the UN Headquarters in New York City, UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and UN information office in New Delhi.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
8 months after arrest, Tibetan monk sentenced; Four still ‘missing’
Flame of Truth sheds light in Brussels, Melbourne
15 days without food, hunger strikers soldier on
Advertisement
Tibet Fest 7
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 © 2004-2016 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement