Dharamshala: As a mark of their deep gratitude and appreciation to the Central Tibetan Administration on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee celebration since its inception, the Tibetan community-based in Hunsur Settlement in southern India today honoured Sikyong Penpa Tsering with a silver trophy.
A five-member delegation from the Hunsur Tibetan settlement representing the local Tibetan assembly, Tibetan Freedom Movement, and group leaders led by Lobsang Tenzin and Tsewang Gyalpo met Sikyong at the Kashag Secretariat this morning.
Thanking the delegation Sikyong reminded His Holiness’ assurance to live for another 10-20 years as per the assertion made during the Tenshug earlier in the morning. He further addressed the gathering about the profound gratitude of His Holiness the Dalai Lama without whom the exiled Tibetan community would not exist and similarly, the older generations for their hard work paving the way for future generations.
Furthermore, he emphasised on statistical data as an important tool for strategising and implementing policies. As for overseeing the welfare needs in exile, Sikyong stressed on Kashag’s priority to alleviate the housing problems of Tibetans comprised of the newly arrived Tibetans from Tibet, urging local leaders to take responsibility and return the vacant land to the Department of Home for reallocation.
Sikyong called for concerted efforts to forge national unity and dissuaded Tibetans from becoming a tool of China’s propaganda activities.