Sayings of 11th Panchen Lama for 60th anniversary of democratic reform in Tibet
On the afternoon of April 10, the 11th Panchen Erdeni Choskyi Gyalpo came to the Tibet Culture Museum in Beijing to visit the “Milestone of Abolishing the Feudal Serfdom”—Exhibition for the 60th Anniversary of Democratic Reform in Tibet. The following are sayings of the Panchen Lama during his visit.
The milestone of abolishing feudal serfdom is engraved in the minds of the people
“There are many milestones in the history of Tibet. Some are engraved on wooden boards and some on stone, but the abolition of feudal serfdom is engraved in the minds of the people,” the 11th Panchen Lama said.
“Democratic reform in Tibet was not just the unilateral wish of the Communist Party of China (CPC), but the strong and long-awaited desire of ordinary people in Tibet. To this end, the CPC had followed the people’s wish and carried out the democratic reform. As my predecessor, the 10th Panchen Lama said, ‘the year 1959 is the year in which people in Tibet won a decisive victory.’ This exhibition will help more people in China and abroad and young people understand the historical truth and cherish the hard-won results of reform and happy lives. At the same time, it also encourages everyone to make persistent efforts to create an even better future.”
Anniversiry of democratic reform is most worthy of celebration for Tibetan people
The 11th Panchen Lama said that the anniversary of democratic reform is most worthy of celebration for Tibetan people.
He said when he was received by General Secretary Xi Jinping on June 10, 2015, he was specifically asked to study history and told that only by understanding historical logic and law can one grasp the tide of the moment and future,, and everything of today is not accidental, but the results of various historical factors .