Tibet is also known as the “Abode of snow,” “The cool climate land,” “Forbidden land fortified by snow mountains,” “Land of Lamas” etc.
The country is a great vehicle of Mahyana Buddhism with Islam and Bon religious faith holders in thin minority.
Thousands died battling Chinese troops, and the Dalai Lama fled to India with 80,000 followers where he established a government in exile.
"We're also here to ask the Canadian government to do anything they can to encourage a dialogue for a peaceful resolution to this situation that has been going on for 57 years," said Lektsog.
Released shortly before a visit by the then Chinese President Jiang Zemin to George Bush's Texan ranch, she was made to sign papers promising she would never speak of her experiences in the notorious Drapchi prison.
She was critically ill after years of abuse and doctors believed she would not live long.
"Today, Tibetan supporters around the world and in Canada are standing up for those Tibetans who are still living under occupation under the Chinese regime," said Pema Lektsog with the Tibetan Association of Alberta."We want to raise awareness about that to the general public, show Tibetans in Tibet that Canada stands with them in terms of fighting for freedom of rights." Tibetans have been fighting for an independent state for centuries.In 1959, Tibetans launched an armed separatist revolt.To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.Students for a Free Tibet Canada’s national director, Urgyen Badheytsang, speaks to Tibetan community members and their supporters outside the TIFF Bell Lightbox.