DHARAMSHALA: President of the Central Tibetan Administration, Dr Lobsang Sangay, is scheduled to address the political, environmental, cultural and economic challenges facing Tibet in a talk titled ‘Tibet in the 21st Century’ at Sydney Opera House next month.
“The fate of Tibet’s unique national, cultural and religious identity is seriously threatened and manipulated under China’s communist regime,” Dr Sangay, a Harvard Law School graduate, says.
“The International community should stand behind Tibet in its quest for a peaceful solution based on the Middle Way Approach, which states that Tibet will seek genuine autonomy and not independence from China.”
President Dr Sangay has been the political leader of the Central Tibetan Administration, since the complete devolution of political authority by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2011.
At the swearing in ceremony of Dr Sangay on 8 August 2011, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said, “When I was young, an elderly regent handed over political leadership to me, today I am handing over to young Lobsang Sangay … fulfilling my long-cherished goal.”
The talk is organized by the Tibet Information Office, based in Canberra. The event will also feature special performances by internationally renowned Brisbane-based Tibetan singer cum songwriter Tenzin Choegyal and Melbourne-based Tibetan musician Tenzin Yeshi.
The talk will be followed by Q & A session with the President.
Where: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
When : Saturday – 5 August 2017