Dharamshala, India — President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay Tuesday expressed profound sorrow over the demise of former Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes and said the people of Tibet has lost a versatile personality who excelled as “the strongest voice on Tibet and a truly a great friend of Tibet.”
Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to Shrimati Leila Kabir this morning to express his sadness at the passing away of his old friend George Fernandes. He offered his condolences to her and the members of her family. Fernandes, 88, passed away early on Tuesday morning after a prolonged illness.
New York— 'Tibet remains firmly committed not to seek separation rather autonomy for the people of Tibet— based on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way Approach, which seeks genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people within the framework of the constitution,' the North America representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama said during a gathering of local leaders of the Tibetan community and well-known Chinese scholars in Washington DC.
Dharamshala, India — The the Institute of Buddhist Dialectic (IBD) has awarded its highest Alumni honour, "The Three Wheels Recognition Award" to Dr Tenzin Dorjee, Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom for his distinguished contribution in the preservation and promotion of Tibetan language, religion and culture.
Dharamshala, India — The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile extended his gratitude to Donald J. Trump, President of United States of America for signing the H.R. 1872 “The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act” into law. The act supports access to Tibet by U.S. citizens, punishes communist authorities for restricting travel to Tibet.
Dharamshala, India — Tibetans and Tibet supporters around the world celebrated the Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize conferred to His Holiness the Dalai on December 10 that commemorates International Human Rights Day. Speaking on the 70th anniversary of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Parliament Speaker said "The Dalai Lama has developed His philosophy of peace from a great reverence for all things living and upon the concept of universal responsibility embracing all mankind as well as nature."