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Tibetan govt in-exile greets India on Republic Day

punjab Updated: Jan 27, 2014 19:03 IST
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The Tibetan government in-exile on Sunday greeted India on its 65th Republic Day.

Acting Tibetan Sikyong (Prime Minister) Kalon Pema Chhinjor hoisted the Tricolour here at a ceremony held at Kashag (cabinet) Secretariat.

Sikyong Lobsang Sangay is currently on a visit to Tibetan settlements in north-east India.

“I feel proud to celebrate the 65th Republic Day of this glorious nation. India has been under the British rule for over 200 years and has achieved independence through non-violent efforts of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and sardar Patel,” Chhinjor said.

“The non-violent struggle of India has been a great inspiration for freedom and democracy all over the world,” he said.

Chhinjor conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the government and people of India for hosting the Tibetan exile community for the past more than fifty years.

“We are deeply grateful to the generous hospitality and kindness extended to the Tibetan people and our spiritual and most revered leader, his holiness the Dalai Lama, for the past over five decades,” Chhinjor said.