By Lobsang Wangyal
NEW YORK CITY, US, 3 September 2018
The Karmapa Lama called for Tibetans to remain united and focus their energy on the Tibetan cause for resolving the Tibetan issue, and to preserve Tibetan culture.
“Without unity the Tibetan cause cannot be achieved. Each and everyone has the responsibility for that unity without the divisive regional and sectarian affiliations,” said the Karmapa in New York City on Tibetan Democracy Day.
He was speaking on the occasion of the second Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup in North America.
That Karmapa pointed out that unnecessary conflict within the small Tibetan community brings anxiety among the people.
He emphasised that every Tibetan should consider the Tibetan cause above everything else, and should work towards ending the discord that hurts Tibetan unity and the Tibetan cause.
More than a thousand Tibetans living in New York City and New Jersey congregated at the Michael J Tully Park Stadium in New York City to watch the final match between Team Tibet, the football team of New York/New Jersey, and the Cholsum Football Club of Toronto.
Team Tibet won the finals by three goals to none by Cholsum. A total of 16 teams played in the tournament over three days.
The Toronto team had won the first edition of the tournament in 2016, defeating the NY/NJ team.
The Tibetan Democracy Day celebration in New York/New Jersey will be held on the 9th of this month.