Tenzin is from the Kollegal Tibetan Settlement in South India, and is a student at the Central University for Tibetan Studies in Varanasi.
He is in critical condition with burns over 60 percent of his body and is treated in a hospital in Varanasi.
It is painful to feel his, his parents' , and a whole community's pain. It is truly heartbreaking to witness so many fellow brothers and sisters, including young people like him, choosing to take an extremely painful form of protest like this because of a strong sense of injustice and urge for freedom.
And many of us stand with heavy heart at a loss, even though many of us wish for the better world for them, us, and all.
I want him to live. It may be a painful path of recovery, but I wish him to keep living fully in the Great Ocean called life.