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By Tashi Phuntsok, North America Chitue Candidate from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
My deepest consolation and prayer to our "Brave Son of Tibet" late nephew of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jigme Norbu la "Son of Taktser Rinpoche, late brother of His Holiness.
It was tragically a sad news to me and to the Tibetans all over the world who constantly yearn for "Freedom and Justice" that late Jigme Norbu la, I call him "Brave Son of Tibet" is reportedly passed away due to a road side accident on late February 14, 2011.
He has done 19 different walks covering 7800 km walks in the past for "Tibet's Independence" and unfortunately while continuing his 'Walk for Tibet Florida", he was struck by a car and apparently taken his life. Throughout his life, he has been strongly advocating human rights violation in Tibet under the brutal Chinese Government and informing the world about the issue of Tibet and benefited in gaining support for Tibet. He also internationalized the issue of Tibet through Walk for Tibet in different cities in USA and recently in Taiwan etc.
Therefore, I would like appeal to all the Tibetans to convey your consolation to his family and make your prayers for the departed soul. At the same time, since he died for the cause of Tibet, I urge you all to remember his constant effort for the cause of Tibet and therefore resolute yourself for Tibet with un-biased action while using your franchise on March 20, 2011 final election and elect a responsible Kalon Tripa and Chitue who won't waste time for petty issues of Cholka and Choelooks and that who can unite, serve and gain the trust of Tibetans and that who has firm conviction in the principle of "Integrity, Transparency and Dedication"
"May late Jigme Norbu la's soul rest in peace" and "May our brave son be re-born as a Tibetan and continue to serve for the cause of Tibet and Tibetans".
North America Chitue Candidate
Calgary, Alberta, Canada