DHARAMSHALA: About 40 editors, reporters and camerapersons representing the media fraternity of Himachal Pradesh called on CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay at the Kashag secretariat today. The media persons who are mostly from the state capital Shimla are in Dharamshala to cover the ongoing winter session of the state legislative assembly.
President Dr Lobsang Sangay is accompanied by members of the 15th Kashag including Religion and Culture Kalon Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, Home Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang, Finance Kalon Karma Yeshi and Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk at the meeting.
During their interaction, CTA President discussed a wide range of issues concerning India, Tibet and China. He spoke about China’s growing expansionist designs, the Doklam standoff, Sino-Tibetan relations, Sino-Indian relations, the democratic structure of the Central Tibetan Administration, etc.
He highlighted His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s great contribution towards world peace and commitment towards revival of ancient Indian values particularly the Nalanda school of thought in India. He also expressed gratitude to India and particularly Himachal Pradesh for hosting His Holiness the Dalai lama and the Central Tibetan Administration. He further outlined the Kashag’s upcoming programmes for ‘thank you year 2018’ to be organised by the Tibetan administration to express gratefulness to all the governments across the world for their consistent support for the Tibet cause.
Speaking on Sino-India relations, he cautioned India against China’s deceptive policies and warned that what happened to Tibet could happen to India. “The Doklam stand off and the repeated cross border incursion of Chinese soldiers into Indian territories is a sign of China’s expansionist mindset. India needs to be wary of China’s belligerent attitude,” he said.
The interaction lasted for about an hour.