The Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamsala, North India held a prayer service to condole the demise of Bapa Phuntsok Wangyal, the founder of Tibetan Communist Party on April 6, 2014.
The prayer service organized by the Department of Religion and Culture, and was presided over by Kirti Rinpoche, the head of Kirti monasteries.
“The Central Tibetan Administration condoles the sad demise of Bapa Phuntsok Wangyal and extends its deep solidarity with his family members.” said Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan administration in exile.
In the afternoon, a panel discussion on Phunwang's life was organized by volunteer students from the Sarah Tibetan Higher studies. The panels discussed the different views people had on the life and work of Phuntsok Wangyal.
Professor Samdhong Rinpoche, former head of the Tibetan administration in exile, had also spoken about his friendship with Bawa Phuntsok Wangyal, and the role he played in the Sino-Tibet Dialogue in a recently released video message.