གཟའ་ཕུར་བུ། ༢༠༢༣/༠༣/༣༠

Tibetans in Delhi Mark Prime Minister Sangay's One Year in Office

Tibetans in Delhi carrying posters of the Tibetans who self-immolated in China protest
Tibetans in Delhi Wednesday morning gathered at the courtyard of Samyeling monastery in Majnu ka Tilla to observe elected Tibetan prime minister's completion of his one year in office.

Lobsang Sangay's message was read out by the secretary of the Delhi settlement office during the ceremony, followed by camp leader Karten Tsering's address.

"We pay our respect to our elected leader and wish Kalon Tripa every success for his future years in office, " said Karten.

Elected into the exile Tibetan administration after the Dalai Lama devolved his political authority, the 43-year-old Harvard educated legal scholar took the full political responsibility on Tibet issues last August.

"It is imperative to unite all Tibetans for a brighter future for Tibet and the responsibility to unite all Tibetan rests on the shoulder of the Kalon Tripa," said 77 years old woman Yeshi Chozom. I pray for Kalon Tripa's success and request him to do more for our dream for Free Tibet."

In the evening, Tibetans at Samyeling Tibetan camp held a candlelight vigil to pray for the Tibetans who have burned themselves in China protest. Carrying enlarged photos of the 46 self-immolaters, the Tibetans circumambulated around the Tibetan camp area while chanting prayers.

India has the world's largest population of exiled Tibetans, including many who fled their homeland following a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.