In Jingzhoi Village of Gyaimain Township, Chongye County in Lhoka, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, two sisters express their love for the motherland through a song.
The song Beautiful Tibet, Lovely Hometown was sung by 68-year-old Shelo Drolma and her younger sister, 66-year-old Choeje, in their living room, without a grand stage or accompanying instruments, but full of sincere emotions to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the emancipation of millions of serfs in Tibet.
"We, the older generation, have a special feeling for the Communist Party and Chairman Mao. Today, life is good, and we live in comfort in our old age. Usually we gather to sing songs as a way to remember and to express our patriotism," Shelo Drolma said.
Lyrics of the song are translated as follows:
The red sun rises over the plateau
Shining light over the snow mountains and grasslands
Cattle and sheep are stout and strong, and the scent of barley is everywhere
The Tibetan people are radiant with joy
Ah, beautiful hometown!
Beautiful Tibet, lovely hometown
Socialist construction has made great progress
The hometown changes every day
People of different ethnicities are united
The news of victory is spread everywhere
Having happy lives, we do not forget the Communist Party
The army and civilians protect the borders
…… Beautiful Tibet, lovely hometown
Beautiful Tibet, the border of the motherland!
Editor: Tommy Tan.
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