January 19, 2018
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 Times of India, 18 January 2018 Read original story here
 President of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay
NEW DELHI: President of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay today appealed to India to make Tibet a “core” issue of its policy.
Inaugurating a year-long ‘Thank You India’ campaign marking 60 years of Chinese “occupation” of Tibet and the Dalai Lama coming to India, the president of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said the security of India “partly depended” on the “situation” in Tibet.

“We thank India for its support in past six decades to our cause and also appeal to it to support us politically and make Tibet its core issue,” he said.

Asserting that the Tibetans are in India because of the support of Indian government and people, Sangay said, “We are a success story and it has been a great journey, thanks to India and its people.”

The security and stability in China as well as India depends on the safety and stability in Tibet, he said.

“Sixty years back, we lost our country to Chinese occupation. We do not want other countries to face the same consequences,” he said.

Replying to a question on Doklam, the CTA president said that going to the United Nations could be one option for Bhutan who lays claim on the region where Chinese and Indian armies have faced a stand-off.

Even Dalai Lama does not want independence now. He said “We are not seeking independence… We want to stay with China. We want more development.”.Dalit Panther
Sangay said that the ‘Thank You India’ campaign symbolises gratitude of the Tibetan people towards their host country and it will begin with a interfaith meeting, which will be attended by the Dalai Lama at Rajghat on March 31 followed by a public event at Thyagraj stadium on April 1.
The year-long campaign will include events in more than 20 cities, including Bengaluru and Shimla, and will have initiatives like ‘Little Tibet festival’, ‘Green India’, ‘Healthy India’, ‘Feed the Hungry’ and ‘Clean India’.
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