A Tibetan youth undertakes a walkathon for a free Tibet

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Dharamshala, Jan 17 : A twenty-two year old Tibetan youth took a 500-kilometre journey on foot from New Delhi to Dharamshala demanding a free Tibet.

According to him, individuals should come forward and take steps for the cause of a 'Free Tibet'.

"It is my sheer grit and determination that I feel no pain of the journey. I feel that whatever pain we might take or whatever we might do, freedom is still far. Liberty and freedom are still a dream for us," said Migmar.

Migmar inspired many on his way, who stopped him en-route and encouraged him.

One such Tsering Tchodon, Secretary, Tibetan Women Association said,He has shown and proven that the Tibetans struggle is not only about the NGOs. But, every individual has a responsibility of individual-ship to be determined enough to do things on their own."

The Dalai Lama has been campaigning for greater autonomy for Tibet.

The Dalai Lama set up his seat of power in Dharamsala after he and his followers had fled to India in 1959, following a failed uprising against Chinese occupation of Tibet.

Beijing established direct contacts with the Dalai Lama in 1979. The dialogue was suspended in 1993. But had quietly revived amid signs China might have decided to allow a subtle but significant shift in policy toward the Dalai Lama.

An estimated 13,40,00 Tibetans live in exile, a majority of them in India and Nepal.


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