Dharamshala: The nation under the leadership of PM Modi today came together to celebrate its 74th Independence day with renewed zeal and fervor.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the majestic Red Fort promising to build new India, the Central Tibetan Administration under the leadership of Dr Lobsang Sangay congratulated India and expressed hope that India’s ‘achhe din'(good days) will definitely take place.
A brief commemoration ceremony was held at the Kashag Secretariat in the presence of President Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Kalons, Secretaries, and senior officials of CTA departments.
The atmosphere charged up with patriotic spirit as the tricolor national flag was unfurled by Dr. Sangay followed by the singing of India’s national anthem.
“On this joyous occasion, I would like to congratulate India and the people of India for its achievements and progress in socio-economic development”.
“India has been very kind and its people have been very generous to the Tibetan people and the Tibetan cause for which we are eternally grateful”.
Addressing the recent border conflict at Galwan Valley, Dr. Sangay once again urged India to recognise Tibet as the buffer zone of peace between India and China for a lasting solution to border conflicts.
He appealed the government of India to take Tibet’s history with China as a guideline when dealing with the PLA.
“As India succeeded in its independence movement, our own vision, and policy of the middle way approach will be succeeded where we will have a genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people in Tibet. That is our wish and that has been the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama” said the President.
Following the brief celebration at Kashag, CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay attended the celebration of India’s 74th Independence Day at the police ground.
President was accompanied by Finance Kalon Karma Yeshi, Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, Secretary Tsewang Gyalpo Arya of DIIR, and settlement officer Kunga Tsering of Dharamshala Tibetan settlement.
The event also witnessed the presence of Shri Vipin Singh Parmar, Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, H.P, and other dignitaries.