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Nobel Peace Prize Day Celebrated at Wagga Wagga in Australia

Chief Guest Lhawang Gyalpo from Office of Tibet, Canberra, with the other guests.

The 32nd anniversary of the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the Dalai Lama was celebrated at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales province of Australia on Saturday, 11 December.

The celebration was organised by the Tibetan community of the area at Lake Albert Hall. The chief guest at the celebration was Lhawang Gyalpo, Secretary at the Office of Tibet, Canberra. He read out the official statement of the Kashag and addressed the Tibetan public on the occasion.

Other guest at the celebration include Dallas Tout, Deputy Mayor of Wagga Wagga county, and Patricia Burgess from the regional office of Amnesty International. Deputy Mayor Dallas Tout spoke about His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s contribution towards global peace and expressed his desire to see more Tibetans in the area. Patricia Burgess spoke about Amnesty International’s goals and objectives. She also spoke about Amnesty International’s efforts to release Tibetan language rights activist Tashi Wangchuk and other Tibetan political prisoners.

The celebration also saw speeches from the other guests and presentation of Tibetan cultural performances.

Presentation of Tibetan cultural performances by Tibetan children.

Presentation of a classical Tibetan cultural performance.