Jul 06, 2010

Tibet: Holds Mock Elections

Sample ImageIn conjunction with the Dalai Lama's 75th Birthday today, July 6th, Tibetan exiles around the world practice their Right to Vote.


Below is an article published by Press Trust of India

Exiled Tibetans will take part in a 'mock election' today, July 6th, to elect their Prime Minister on the eve of 75th birth anniversary of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

The mock election is aimed at making Tibetans aware of their right to vote and motivating them to exercise it during next year's poll to elect their PM-in-exile (Kalon Tripa).

The election will be held in 40 regions spread over six countries including India, Nepal, Switzerland, UK, US and Canada.

It is being organised by Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) and its regional chapters spread across the globe.

"We could't have opted for a better day, as the Tibetans in exile are shouldering their responsibility in the aura of celebration and divinity while the whole world celebrates the 75th birthday of Dalai Lama," said Kirti Dolkar Lhamo, President of the Tibetan Women's Association.