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CTA Marks International Day of Nonviolence


Butter-lamp presented before Mahatma Gandhi's picture

Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala today celebrated International day of nonviolence on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the of non-violence struggle for independence.

Head of the Administration Lobsang Sangay commended Gandhi's commitment to nonviolence in India's struggle for independence. Mr. Sangay said his administration is marking the day to respect Gandhi's vision and to implement his vision in the Tibetan movement.

Dorjee Tsetan, Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) India Director, said his organization has initiated a signature campaign to collect support for Tibet's cause from Indian public. SFT has collected more than 3000 signatures, which will be handed to the Foreign Secretary of India.

Mr. Tsetan said Indian supporters from seven cities are showing their support for Tibetan non-violent struggle by taking picture that will read "I stand for Tibet on this Gandhi Jayanti Day to show support to the Tibetan Non-Violent movement."
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