The Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India paid respect to Mahatma Gandhi,
to mark the International Day of Non-Violence on October 2, 2013. Gandhi was a preeminent leader of Indian nationalism under British ruled India who organized various civil movements which ultimately lead to India's independence on August 15, 1947.
The Senior officials of CTA headed by Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan administration in exile gathered at Kashag (Tibetan Cabinet) hall and offered butter lamp, flower garland, and Katak, a ceremonial Tibetan scarf to pay respect to Gandhi’s immense contribution towards the non-violent movement.
Speaking on the occasion, Sangay recalls Gandhi’s contribution in the Indian freedom struggle through different non-violence strategies and said, ‘we are proud that our freedom struggle go in tune with Gandhi’s Non-Violence movement.’
He further added that more than 50 countries in the world have attained their freedom struggle through non-violent means. He also urged the Tibetan people to continue with Non-Violent ways while struggling for freedom as Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual head always propagates non-violent movements.