Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay extends Losar greetings to Tibetans inside and outside Tibet on the occasion of traditional Tibetan New Year- Losar 2147- the year of the Iron-Rat. The Tibetan New Year begins from 24-26 February 2020.
“On this joyous occasion of Tibetan new year, Losar 2147, the year of Iron-Rat, I on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration, extend heartfelt greetings and Tashi Delek to all the Tibetan brothers and sisters in Tibet and throughout the world celebrating Tibetan new year. I hope that this new year brings us all around positivity, good karma and fulfilment of our aspirations. This year marks the 85th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the completion of His Holiness’ obstacle year. Therefore, in view of the huge significance of the year, the Kashag has declared 2020 as ‘The Year of Gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’. At this important milestone, I hope that all Tibetans endeavour to learn about the four principal commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and according to His wishes, it is very important that the Tibetan community should live in harmony and unity.
“While this year, we might not be able to celebrate it with great merriment and aplomb due to the spread of Coronavirus epidemic in Tibet, we are deeply concerned for the wellbeing of our brothers and sisters in Tibet and pray that the epidemic is contained soon. I wish you all to develop inner happiness and may our brothers and sisters inside Tibet and outside reunite very soon.
“Once again, I extend my heartfelt greetings and Tashi Delek to every Tibetan around the world from Washington, DC.”