Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel extends Losar greetings to Tibetans inside and outside Tibet of Tibet on the occasion of the traditional Tibetan New year- Losar 2150-the year of the Water-Rabbit. The Tibetan New year begins on 21 February 2023.
On the auspicious occasion of the Tibetan New Year, I extend my profound greetings and Tashi Delek to Tibetans inside and outside Tibet including old and new friends of Tibet. May this new year bring you an abundance of happiness and bless you with a long and healthy life.
With the grace and benevolence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestowed upon us, the Central Tibetan Administration in exile has achieved great heights of success in all its undertakings and endeavours. However, we must not forget about the prevailing dire situation inside Tibet. At such a critical time, it is our collective responsibility to pool every effort toward the protection and preservation of our cultural heritage and national identity.
In view of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s advancing age, His repeated assurance to live a long and healthy life gives us immense joy and happiness. Therefore, it is imperative that we are united in fulfilling His Holiness’s wishes and aspirations. It is also our collective responsibility to adhere to and imbibe the glorious teachings of His Holiness in practice.
Likewise, if we reflect on the state of human rights and freedom inside Tibet, the situation is deteriorating each day as evidenced by reports released by international organisations. We must take Tibet into our highest consideration and continue to strongly discuss, campaign, and advocate for Tibet. May all be assured that the 17th Tibetan Parliament remains unfeigned in discharging our duties toward the public and the cause of Tibet. Meanwhile, I urge the cooperation and contributions of individuals and organisations to fulfilling the common goal. I would like to once again reiterate my call to unite efforts to resolve the long-standing goal.
As we embark on a new year, let us pledge to cultivate kindness and compassion every day. Finally, I pray for the longevity of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist holy personalities with the fulfilment of their wills. May Tibet’s issue resolves at the earliest.