By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, August 15: Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) today marked India’s 70th Independence Day by hoisting the tricolored Indian national flag at a brief ceremony held at the Kashag Secretariat here in Dharamsala.
Members of Kashag (Tibetan Cabinet), Secretaries and senior officials of the CTA who attended the ceremony sung the Indian national anthem as officiating Sikyong, Religion and culture Kalon Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok hoisted the tri-coloured Indian national flag.
“On behalf of the CTA and Tibetan people, I would like to wish the government and people of India a very hearty congratulation on India’s 70th Independence Day,” officiating Sikyong said.
He also thanked the government and people of India at large and Himachal Pradesh in particular for their kindness, generosity and support shown to the Tibetan cause and the Tibetan people.
“We have a lot to learn from Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent movement; our persistence and endurance will one day be rewarded and we will gain our Independence,” he added.
After the ceremony, two Kalons (cabinet members) from CTA will attend a ceremony hosted by the local Indian administrative office at Police Ground in lower Dharamshala to mark the occasion.