She carried out her protest early in the evening on February 11, shouting slogans against the Chinese government. Where she chose to do the protest was the same place - the Sumdo Bridge area below the nunnery - as the fellow nun, Tenzin Wangmo, had set herself on fire on October 17 2011.
She passed away soon afterwards.
She was the eldest of four brothers and sisters. She spoke little, followed the rules, studied hard, and got excellent grades.
She smiles gently and shyly in the photo of her, which came out to the exile side. It is hard to imagine how this young person made this extreme decision. One can only that she must have grown her deep concerns for her country's and others' sufferings in her pure and resilient heart after experiencing harsh treatments to fellow nuns and Tibetan people.
Mame nunnery is the largest one in the area. The group of nuns of brave hearts carried out a protest march in 2008, carrying a portrait of the Dalai Lama, after which many were detained.