The president of the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay said his government-in-exile is an exclusive product of the ‘Make in India’ campaign.
“Our government-in-exile in an exclusive product of the ‘Make in India’ campaign’, which is supported by all Tibetans” said Lobsang Sangay, while speaking at the ‘Thank You India’ event organised by the Central Tibetan Administration to mark 60 years since His Holiness Dalai Lama’s arrival in India.
“Since the formation of our government-in-exile, China has destroyed the Tibetan culture and carried out a number of killings. The situation in Tibet is very grim. It is more difficult for the media to go to Tibet than to North Korea,’’ he alleged.
Sangay, “India was and has remained the greatest supporter of Tibet. And I hope that India retain its unparalleled support for Tibet until our aspirations are realised.”
“The Dalai Lama says he is the son of India and, therefore, we are all its grandchildren,” he said adding that no other country has done what India did for the Tibetan people in the past 60 years.
Dalai Lama, while looking at the photos of his escape from Tibet, said that he is overcome with mixed emotions of sadness and happiness.
“Under difficult circumstance, I have fled Tibet. It’s been a time of mixed feelings of both sadness and happiness. At the time, we had no idea what would happen in next 40 to 50 years. But today, we are commemorating 60 years in exile so now we could see to certain extent what would happen in the near future.’’
“India and Tibet share a bond of teacher and disciple. We the Tibetans call India the land of Noble ones. No other country is referred by such name by the Tibetans. So India is looked upon as land of reverence, respect and admiration so there is a very strong bond between Tibet and India,’’ he said.
Over 4000 people attended the event. It also saw the screening of ‘Thank you India’ song, screening of ‘Chela’s Gift to its Guru’, release of a book on Kushok Bakula Rinpoche and cultural performances by artistes from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.