Hundreds of Tibetan women including students and nuns gathered at Martyr's pillar at Tsuk-lag-khang, Dharamsala, North India on March 12, 2014 to commemorate the 55th Tibetan Women's Uprising Day.
Tashi Dolma, the President of TIbetan Women's Association read the statement in which it states, "TWA remain gravely concerned about the continued abduction of the XIth Panchen Lama, Gendun Choekyi Nyima who will turn 25 years old this year. The imprisonment of Tulku Tenzin Delek despite his ailing condition is worrisome," and they called the Chinese leadership to acknowledge their 60 years of failed policies in Tibet that has proven to be catastrophic and review their policies and deal sensibly with the Tibet challenge.
On the occasion TWA announced scholarship for female students and researchers. At the same time they also announced a special award in honour of women who set themselves on fire to Ms. Tsering Dolkar, a life-long social worker who is also known as 'Mother Teresa'.
Rinchen Khando, one of the founding members of TWA highlighted the importance of the institution and called the youngsters to take responsibility to continue the hardworks of elder generation.
After the function, hundreds of Tibetan women took part in a rally till Kachari, where the local government offices are situated.