Miss Tibet 2007 vows to take forward ‘Free Tibet’ campaign

November 14th, 2007 - 2:16 am ICT by admin  
An overwhelmed Dolma said after winning the title that as the reigning Miss Tibet, it would be her duty and responsibility to take up the cause of her country, and urge the Tibetan community, especially its women, to come forward in the campaign for a ‘Free Tibet’.

“We can show it to the international level that Tibetan country does exist and Tibetan women have the spirit to do everything,” she said.

“To convey the message to the Tibetan that we’ll have freedom, that we’ll see each other in Tibet as a family…To convey the message that please come over and be a part of this movement,” she added.

Dolma, one of the five finalists, walked away with the title winning over the hearts of judges and audience.

Tsering Yangzom and Deeki Dolma were crowned first runner-up and second runner-up respectively in the beauty pageant held by Tibetan refugees here.

Critics have accused China of repressing religious freedom in Tibet and other parts of the country, but Beijing counters by saying it guarantees religious freedom and invests large amounts of money every year to modernize the underdeveloped regions in Tibetan.

The International Campaign for Tibet said the military presence in ethnic Tibetan counties of Sichuan province has increased since villager Runggye Adak addressed a crowd of people on the need for greater religious freedom and for the Dalai Lama to be allowed to return to China from exile in India. (ANI)

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