Tibetan Government today celebrated 51st Anniversary of Democracy Day of the Tibetan Government in Exile at Mcleodganj in Dharamshala. Chief Minister felicitated the Tibetans on this historic day. He also conveyed the greetings to the Tibetans on behalf of the National BJP President, Nitin Gadkari and senior leader Lal Krishan Advani on the auspicious occasion. He said that he had been the member of the Tibetan Parliamentary Forum. He supported the decision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of heading as Spiritual leader of Tibetans to uphold the democratic values which would go a long way in fulfilling the cherished dream of Tibetan and also be source of inspiration for the humanity.
Dhumal said that democratic system of governance was the Best among all other systems. He narrated the democratic approach adopted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the young age of 17 years which got strengthened with the passage of time. He said that His Holiness was symbol of peace for which he had also been conferred the Nobel Peace Prize. He said that His Holiness was one of the selected few spiritual leaders who has adopted the values they preach among their devotees. He said that people of Himachal were proud of having His Holilness the Dalai Lama with them in Dharamshala which had turned into an international spiritual destination to the Buddhist devotees.
Chief Minister lauded the endeavour of the Tibetan Administration for coming forward to contribute towards tackling the issues relating to the global warming and climate change. He said that environmental experts had warned the mountainous regions the world over of getting worst affected with the change in climate. He lauded the contribution of the people of Himachal Pradesh in implementing the ban on use of plastic and its bye-products, which had been instrumental in protecting the ecology. He said that the State of HP had entered into an agreement by signing an MOU with the World Bank and getting sanctioned the biggest Carbon Credit Project in the world for a tiny state like Himachal Pradesh. He appealed to the people to come forward and protect the ecology for the coming generations by shunning anti-environment habits.
Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile Dr. Lobsang Sangay, welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries and greeted them on the 51st democracy day of Tibetan Government in Exile. He delved upon the democratic background of His Holiness and his constant endeavour to vouch for the interests of the tibetans in exile. He expressed gratefulness towards the government and people of Himachal Pradesh and thanked for the love and affection showered upon tibetans living in Himachal Pradesh.
Penpa Tsering, Speaker, Tibetan Parliament in Exile expressed gratitude to the Tibet Support Groups around the world, the parliamentarians, heads of the governments and particularly Indian Government as well as the State Government for providing Tibetans with a second Home for over half a century.
Irrigation and Public Health Minister Ravinder Ravi, Industries Minister Kishan Kapoor, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Nawang Phelgyal, Chief Justice Commission, Chandresh Kumari, MP, Ministers of the Tibetan Government in exile, Standing Committee Members, MLA Rakesh Pathania, Sanjay Chaudhary and senior officers of the District Administration were present on the occasion.