Message from Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies on the Golden Jubilee year of the Indian Parliament
14 May, 2002
Shri Manohar Joshi
Speaker, Lok Sabha
On behalf of Tibetan people living inside and outside Tibet, we would like to congratulate and felicitate the Government and people of India on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Indian Parliament. Today, it is with great pride to see that India becoming the largest democracy in the world after gaining independence in 1947. We send our sincere greetings to our Indian brothers and sisters on Golden jubilee celebrations.
At the same time, we would like to bring to your kind attention that 43 years have been passed since we came to India in 1959 as refugees. Although India had its own problems being a newly independent state at the time of our arrival, she responded favourably in assisting to preserve our religion, culture and tradition by providing rehabilitation and educational facilities for the Tibetan refugees.
We do realize that this has helped a great deal to set a firm foundation for the struggle of our just cause.
On this occasion we take the opportunity to express our sincere heartfelt thanks for India’s generous help for the past many years. We also look forward to your continued help until the time comes for our return to our Motherland, Tibet.
With highest regards,