Dharamshala, India — On the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) under the leadership of President Dr Sangay highly praised the Indian government for its achievements and progress in socio-economic development.
As Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addressed the nation promising to build new India, the nation under his leadership came together to celebrate its 74th Independence day with renewed zeal and fervor.
The President of the Tibetan government in-Exile joined world leaders Saturday in congratulating India and her people while expressing hope that India’s ‘achhe din'(good days) will definitely take place. A brief commemoration ceremony was held at the Kashag Secretariat in the presence of President Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Kalons, Secretaries, and senior officials of the CTA departments, according to the Tibetan official media.
The atmosphere charged up with patriotic spirit as the tricolor national flag was unfurled by President Dr Sangay followed by the singing of India’s national anthem. “On this joyous occasion, I would like to congratulate India and the people of India for its achievements and progress in socio-economic development,” the Tibetan President said.
“India has been very kind and its people have been very generous to the Tibetan people and the Tibetan cause for which we are eternally grateful”, Dr Sangay added. Addressing the recent border conflict at Galwan Valley, the democratically elected Tibetan leader Dr Sangay once again urged India to recognise Tibet as the buffer zone of peace between India and China for a lasting solution to border conflicts.
Dharamshala, India — Leading Tibetan NGOs said the Tibetan community stood by India and condemned China’s aggression on the Indian territory. At least 20 soldiers, including a Commanding Officer, lost their lives in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, on Monday. This is one of the deadliest Chinese attacks on the Indian Army in 45 years.
The five prominent Tibetan groups including Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), National Democratic Party of Tibet (NDPT), Gu-Chu-Sum Movement Association of Tibet and the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA), said they stand in solidarity with India and strongly condemn China over recent India-Tibet border clash.
The Tibetan groups jointly held a joint press conference on Thursday to condemn China for the recent attack at the Indo-Tibet border.
“As we pay tribute to the courage of the Indian soldiers and offer our condolences to the bereaved families, we call on world leaders and their government to stand with India against this illegal aggression by Chinese troops on Indian soil and work together to counter China’s expansionism” read the joint statement.
“We pay tribute to the martyrs and offer our condolences to the bereaved families. We call upon world leaders and governments to support India against the aggression by Chinese troops and work together to counter China’s expansionism,” the NGOs said.
Over 1.2 million Tibetans had died as a result of China’s occupation of Tibet. However, they had never wavered in their struggle against the occupation of their homeland, they said, adding: It was high time India recognised Tibet as an independent country occupied by China.
Dharamshala, India — Tibetans and Indians in Dharamshala, India on Thursday staged protests against China's occupation of Tibet and burned Chinese flags, as a strong response to the action of China's red troops.
The totalitarian communist regime in China invaded Tibet in 1949. India accepted Chinese control over Tibet. Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed on Indo-Tibet border last night killing three Indian soldiers and injuring others. Chinese state-run media Global times has accepted casualties on the Chinese side too.
"Since then China has repeatedly led military incursions on India and India silently suffered China's bullying," Tenzin Tsundue, a poet, writer, and Tibetan activist said, adding: "But, today's India is strong and gives it back in equal measures. It may NOT flare up into a war, but the cost of lives and limbs, and the land is real."
Five best responses India can give
1. #BoycottChina #BoycottMadeInChina #MakeInIndia
2. Recognise Dharamshala based Tibetan Government in Exile. Recognize His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the leader of Tibet, award him Bharat Ratna
3. Support Hong Kong people's movement for freedom
4. Support Uyghur East Turkestan's independence. Invite Rabeer Khadeer to India.
5. Support Taiwan's independence. Turn Taiwan's cultural and economic office in India into Taiwan's embassy
The Tibetan activist has urged vigilance, saying "Every Indian must start saying #TibetBorder and stop saying China border."
'One can best know the evil nature of the CCP by studying what it has done to Tibet. Tibet is not the past; it is the present. You can see it in Hong Kong right now. It will be our future if we do not take action to stop the CCP,' says Maura Moynihan, an author, film producer and artist based in New York City. She has worked for many years as a journalist and researcher in Asia, specializing in Tibet, China, Nepal, Thailand and India. You can read Maura's latest article titled "Top Western elites are now cheerleaders for Xi’s China", published by the Deccan Chronicle.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama appeared online rom his residence in Dharamsala, HP. India on Saturday morning, May 16, 2020. Thousands of followers including Tibetans and Buddhists listening at homes around the world.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his teaching in the morning. He made briefly Introduction to Buddhism.
His Holiness' two day teaching on Chapters 1 and 4 of Nagarjuna's "Precious Garland" will be multiple live streaming on social media platforms. His Holiness has also been requested to provide general advice appropriate to these challenging times.
When watching the webcasts, viewers are earnestly requested to observe the social distancing protocols recommended wherever they live.
The office further said that His Holiness has also been requested to provide general advice appropriate to these challenging times. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a two-day public teaching online from May 16-17, 2020, said a brief statement posted on his official website May 6, 2020.
“At the request of individuals and groups from around the world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graciously consented to give a two-day teaching on Chapters 1 and 4 of Master Nagarjuna’s “Precious Garland (rinchen trengwa)”, the statement read.
In a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic, the spiritual leader of Tibet Sunday said, “In this time of serious crisis, we face threats to our health and sadness for the family and friends we have lost. Economic disruption is posing a major challenge to governments and undermining the ability of so many people to make a living.”
His Holiness' office also mentioned that those interested may watch the live webcast of the teachings and listen to them in Tibetan, English, Chinese and other languages on the official websites and Facebook pages of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.