Tibetans thank Dalai Lama on 50th Democracy Day

The 50th anniversary celebrations of Tibetan democracy was commemorated yesterday in Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement in India where the first Tibetan General Meeting concluded yesterday.

At the official function at Sera monastic university, the Tibetan government and people honored their leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama with “the Golden Seal” for leading the Tibetan freedom struggle and for establishing democracy in Tibetan polity. The Tibetan leader accepted the award from Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan parliament in exile.

Among those present at the official function were 17 parliamentarians from 14 different countries including members of International Network for Parliamentarians on Tibet (INPat), Karnataka State government’s Minister for Medical Education Ramachandra Gowda, Tibetan parliamentarians, members of the Kashag and other dignitaries of the exile Tibetan government.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama thanked the members of parliament from other countries for their support to the Tibetan government and its people. “I always say that those of you who support us are not pro Tibet but pro justice. Your support encourages the Tibetan people in keeping their hopes alive and it also helps in creating awareness among a lot of Chinese people in mainland China who are unaware of the reality,” said His Holiness.

Read the full story at Phayul.com.

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