Germany: National unity and preservation of identity were amongst the topics touched during the CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay’s interaction with the Tibetan community in Frankfurt and Berlin on 12 and 13 May.
Dr Sangay who is on a five-day Germany visit urged the Tibetan community to “integrate but not assimilate” as he attributed the successful revival of the Tibetan culture and identity in exile to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s untiring efforts. He further added that irrespective of the citizenship, the Tibetans living in exile must preserve their identity.
He encouraged the younger generation to join administrative services of their adopted countries and highlighted the importance of having Tibetan representatives working in such administration. He further called for the importance of receiving good education in order to do so.
Speaking on CTA’s Five-Fifty vision, Dr Sangay informed the audience about the Five-Fifty Conference on Youth to be held in August 2018, and encouraged the Tibetan youth to take part in this conference.
The address also touched upon the various CTA’s undertakings and also on the Tibetans inside Tibet. Speaking of their resilience and courage, Dr Sangay asked the Tibetans in exile not to forget the sacrifice made by the 152 Tibetans who self-immolated for a cause that we all are part of.
– Report filed by Tenzin Lhakmon, Communication officer, Sikyong’s office –