Terento: The City of Rovereto, Italy, hoisted the Tibetan National flag at the Bell of Peace. President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay joined Regent, Senator Alberto Robol and Mayor Francesca Valduga in the official ceremony. It was an emotional moment for Tibetans as the magnificent multi-colored flag unfurled in the backdrop of mountains that resembled the enigmatic mountains back home in Tibet.
The Tibetan national anthem was also sung at the same time. “We commend the province of Terento for taking a very courageous and political step by permanently hoisting the Tibetan flag – something that is a crime back in Tibet,” said President Sangay. “I will bring your love and wishes to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and also say that if Terento can do it, so can Tibet!” he added. His Holiness visited the Bell of Peace back in 2001, a visit that is still warmly remembered by many of the locals.