Recognise Tibet as a buffer zone of peace: President Dr Lobsang Sangay on India's Independence Day

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.

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Dr Lobsang Sangay served as the Tibetan Prime Minister in exile from 2011 to 2021. He is the first person without a monastic background to hold this position. He was born in 1968 in a refugee community in Darjeeling, India.