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My impressions of the changes in Tibet in recent years

2021-09-01 11:23:00China Tibet Online

My parents moved from Chamdo in the east of Tibet Autonomous Region of China to Zurich. I was born and grew up here and lived in Zurich with my parents and sister for 25 years.

Due to the atmosphere of my life and other factors, I do not fully understand the language and culture of Tibet. However, due to my family background and my father's special identity, I still have a certain understanding of Tibet. Especially in the past 29 years, I have been to Tibet nine times.

My father is a living Buddha of Tibetan Buddhism, which means he is recognized as the reincarnated Lama of Tibet. In 2019, my father donated more than 380 pieces of cultural relics and documents to relevant departments. He was very proud of his donation. He said that only by giving it to the government, can the cultural relics archives and documents of Koondhor living Buddha lineage and Chamdo local politics and economy play a greater value, making him feel very peaceful and quiet.

Every time we visited Tibet, my family was warmly welcomed in our hometown. My parents wanted to immigrate to Tibet. Finally, in 2011, they realized their long-standing wish. Zurich is known as the most livable city in the world. My parents believe that Lhasa has a good climate and sunshine, and there are many Buddhist monasteries. Many Tibetan compatriots abroad, such as Europe and the United States, want to return to Tibet.

I have learned from many aspects that in the old Tibetan society, the people lived a hard life. Over the past few decades, what great changes have taken place in all aspects of culture and education, health care, social security, transportation and communication, and people's living standards in Tibet. I am delighted with Tibetan achievements in poverty alleviation. Tibet has built many airports, built many expressways and built many dams to generate electricity. Agriculture has developed well and farmers' lives are getting better and better. Now Tibetan children can go to school to receive higher education in various parts of China, including Beijing, Shanghai and other big cities. It is no exaggeration to say that I have seen the rapid changes taking place in Tibet. The Government has invested heavily in the development of Tibet. Obviously, we can see that dramatic changes are taking place in people's lives. China is a progressive country.

No matter where I am, what I think is my hometown and the people there. I am sincerely happy to see my parents witness the great changes in my hometown and the development of Tibet, and I hope I can contribute my modest efforts to the construction and development of my hometown.

(Author:Norbu Koondor)

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