West Indies cricket great Sir Vivian Richards has come out in support of the ‘Tibetan independence movement’, which presses for separation of Tibet from China. Tibet is an autonomous region of China. Since 2013, every year on February 13, 'Tibetan Independence Day' is celebrated as the anniversary of the five-point proclamation issued by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1913. Coincidentally, this year the 'Tibetan independence day' falls on the the second day of Tibetan New Year (Losar). The Tibetan New Year is calculated based on the Tibetan calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar. Tibetan New Year 2021: Lobsang Sangay Extend Greetings on Losar.
The legendary figure in the cricket world, Viv Richards, took to Twitter and wrote “Happy Independence Day, Tibet" Way To Go #FreedomForTibet.” Richards was known for his fearless approach with the bat throughout his career.
Here’s Viv Richards Tweet on Tibet’s Independence Day
“Happy Independence Day, Tibet" Way To Go #FreedomForTibet
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) February 13, 2021
The Tibet’s independence day is reportedly celebrated in over 30 cities worldwide. This is marked by flag raising ceremonies, exhibitions and other cultural activities. Mainly, the purpose of the ‘Tibetan Independence Day’ is to bring forth Tibet’s independent past.
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