Tibetan Women’s Association executives in Sikkim

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 07:45 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 02:12 [IST]

Tibetan Women’s Association executives in Sikkim

DICHEN ONGMU

GANGTOK,: The executive members of Central Tibetan Women’s Association are currently in Sikkim with their five-point agenda.
Addressing a press conference here today, president Tenzing Dolma informed that they are visiting different places, highlighting how China is violating human rights in Tibet by forcefully capturing the country and exploiting its people for the last 60 years.
“So far India has been supportive in this issue and we are hopeful it will continue to do so and save Tibet and its people’s rights”, said Tenzing.
Tenzing also stressed on the destruction of the environment in Tibet by China through construction of dams in the river beds which are Asia’s major water sources.
She further highlighted the issue of Panchen Lama, who has gone missing for the past 26 years.
She also urged the world leaders and countries to boycott Winter Olympics 2022, at Beijing.
General secretary Kalsang Doma recalled how she had to leave her homeland at a young age, and expressed her grief over the separation with her family and the torture her people are going through for the past 60 years.
“We all have to stand united to create pressure against China as destruction in Tibet will indirectly impact the world later”, she stressed.
The duo has already met MP (Rajya Sabha) Hishey Lachungpa and is scheduled to meet MP (Lok Sabha) Indra Hang Subba.  

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi