Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 22, Jul 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
NGO conducts early childhood care and education workshop in Jangthang
Tibetan leadership offers condolences over the demise of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit
Brawl among Tibetan youths in Belgium leaves 4 injured, Police begin probe
Only Dalai Lama has the right over his reincarnation, Chinese statement politically motivated: Dalai Lama's office
Dalai Lama greets the first woman president of the European Commission
His Holiness’ message of religious harmony is doing magic in Ladakh: Sonam Wangchuk
Niece of slain Tibetan religious leader urges Trump to support Tibet, Dalai Lama’s return
Speaker Pelosi condemns Xi Jinping for persecuting people for their faith
Compassion is indispensable for a good doctor: Dalai Lama
Drones, check points and travel restriction at Yachen Gar
 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
Dalai Lama expresses support for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg
Phayul[Monday, June 03, 2019 21:01]
By Tenzin Dharpo

DHARAMSHALA, June 3: Exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, expressing support and appreciation for her activism and work to raise awareness for the global climate change.

The octogenarian Tibetan leader who is a vocal advocate for global environment wrote, “It is very encouraging to see how you have inspired other young people to join you in speaking out. You are waking people up to the scientific consensus and the urgency to act on it.

I am also an ardent supporter of environmental protection. We humans are the only species with the power to destroy the earth as we know it. Yet, if we have the capacity to destroy the earth, so, too, do we have the capacity to protect it.”

The Dalai Lama also said that Thunberg’s work is “encouraging” in that she has opened the eyes of the world to the urgency to protect our planet and inspired so many youths to join this movement.

Greta Thunberg, 16, spearheaded the ‘school strike for climate’ movement in November 2018 after she carried out solitary protests outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm. The consequent media coverage gathered momentum as kids around the globe, inspired by her work and her messages to global leaders, began joining the movement.

Thunberg is nominated for the Nobel peace Prize by the Norwegian parliament and has been featured on the Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in world in 2019.

The Swedish teenager known for her direct style of speech, at the House of Parliament in London back in May 23 said, “We children are doing this to wake the adults up. We children are doing this for you to put your differences aside and start acting as you would in a crisis. We children are doing this because we want our hopes and dreams back.”


Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Sikyong calls for unity at the inauguration of NYNJ Tibetan community hall
Dalai Lama expresses support for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg
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