DHARAMSHALA: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay today congratulated Shri HD Kumaraswamy on becoming the new Chief Minister of Karnataka state.
“I on behalf of the Tibetan people heartily congratulate you on becoming the Chief Minister of Karnataka State. I wish you all the success in your responsibility as the chief minister and hope that you will be able to fulfill all your promises to the people without obstacles,” he said.
“Karnataka is one of the first states that has opened its arms to the Tibetan people during the early years in exile. Since then, it has hosted the largest number of Tibetans in exile and has provided space and liberty for the Tibetan people to resettle, receive education and preserve culture and practice religion without fear or prejudice,” he said.
“Since Tibetans settled in Karnataka, the love and generosity bestowed by the people and government of Karnataka has stood the test of time and endured through thick and thin. For that reason, the Tibetan people remain deeply indebted to the people and government of the state,” he wrote.
“I hope that under your leadership, this bond of friendship and affinity that exists between our two peoples will be strengthened even further,” he added.
Shri H D Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka on 23 May. A host of top leaders from across the Indian political spectrum attended the swearing in ceremony.