Published By Jamphel Shonu

The congressional delegation with Narendra Modi

 

New Delhi: The U.S Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi led Bipartisan Congressional Delegation met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in the Indian capital, a day after the hugely successful two-day visit to Dharamsala the highlights of which were a  meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama , President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay  and the the public felicitation in honour of the delegation.

“In our meetings with top government officials, our delegation expressed our gratitude to the government and people of India for hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, and for the support of Tibetans living in India,” said Leader Pelosi.

At the public felicitation held in Dharamsala in honour of the Delegation,leader  Pelosi remarked: “We came to see you as you have inspired us with your hope. I am more hopeful than ever that we will meet the challenges that face us. My hope springs from His Holiness’ message of compassion. Hope exists right where His Holiness tells us, right between deep faith in the goodness of others, belief and compassion.”

“When we see the spark in the eyes of the children yesterday at the Tibetan Children’s Village, the children’s vision, we saw hope that they will one day return home to Tibet. When we saw the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts last night and today, we saw the hope that they would bring the authenticity of the Tibetan art home to Tibet. When we heard the leadership of President Dr Sangay, we saw hope for the progress of freedom for Tibet,” she explained.

At a meeting with the Kashag of CTA, Leader Pelosi recalled her visit to Tibet in November 2015 during which she told the Chinese leaders that His Holiness is “not a person but a phenomena.” She further said His Holiness’ compassionate leadership reinforces the belief that “goodness of others will give us hope.”

Leader Pelosi lauded the Kashag for providing outstanding leadership to Tibetan people and termed the exile Tibetan democracy as an “incredible democracy.” She also said “President Dr. Sangay is a respected leader and a source of pride for all of us who care for Tibet.”

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