Dharamshala: Hundreds of people crowed in main performance hall at Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, not to enjoy a song or dance show, but to attend a political discussion today. Tibetan Women's Association, GuChuSumm, Students for a free Tibet, and Phayul news agency, conducted a panel to discuss how the Tibetan community in exile will choose the next Prime Minister.

Dharamshala: Sunday concluded the three day Tibetan film festival in Dharamshala, northern India where Tibetan government in exile based for past 50 years.  The event was organized by the Delhi-based The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in collaboration with Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration.  The collection of films represent multiple aspects of Tibetan culture, religion, and the political situation inside of Tibet.

Dharamshala: Early last month before Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama left for a speaking tour in the US and Europe the Prof. Samdong Rinpoche, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile ,expressed that he wanted to resign from his post. His Holiness declined the Prime Minister’s request.

Dharamshala: On the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Tibetan Peoples’ Uprising Movement consisting of the Tibetan Women’s Association, the Gu-Chu-Sum Ex-Political Prisoners’ Movement, the National Democratic Party of Tibet and the Students for a Free Tibet (India), organized a candlelight vigil in Dharamsala yesterday to indicate that Tibetans stand in solidarity with the Chinese democracy movement and express support for their demand for freedom, human rights and democracy in China. Hundreds of Tibetans, wearing white straps on their heads to symbolize mourning of the thousands of Chinese students who sacrificed their lives for liberty and democracy took part in the vigil to commemorate the scene of carnage.

Dharamshala: The 15th Tibetan Football Gold Cup tournament (Gyalyum Chenmo), began 31th May, hit the closing stages yesterday at Upper TCV, in Dharamsala, India. In the finals  Potola football club from Mungod, sout India was pitted against Tibetan student association from Chennai.   Potola F.C. was took the cup, in the 4-3 victory.

Dharamshala: 20 years old Tenzin Choezom was crowned as the new Miss Tibet by Dr BK Modi, the Chairman of the Spice India Splendour. Choezom is from Dharamshala, a hill station in northern state of India where the exile Tibetan government based for past 50 years. Lobsang Wangyal, the director of the pageant exhibited his traditional dress with long sword, when the final beauty contest took place in Dharamshala on 7th June.

Dharamshala: Two banners one in Chinese and one in English hang in the exhibition hall of the Guchusum Movement by the Tibet People’s Uprising Movement (TPUM) the banners declare “Tibet and Tiananmen are Beijing’s shame.”  4th June marks the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre, an event that along with the ongoing human rights offenses in Tibet represent China’s brutal militaristic oppression.  At a press conference today in Dharamshala, TPUM said “exile Tibetans stand in solidarity with the Chinese democracy movement and express support for their demand for freedom, human rights and democracy in China.”

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