Tibetan President Sangay greets Modi



Central Tibetan Administration President Lobsang Sangay on Friday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Sangay congratulated India and its 130 crore citizens for successfully conducting the world's "biggest democratic event ever seen".

He said the young Tibetan democratic system in exile whose present leadership were born and educated in India took "great pride in the fact that the Tibetan democratic system was set up in this great nation of India".

"For six decades, India has been a second home and a gracious host to His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetans. No country has done more for Tibetans than India and its generous people," Sangay wrote.

"To express our gratitude to the Indian government and its people, the year 2018 under the leadership of the Central Tibetan Administration was observed as the 'Thank you Year' with a series of 'Thank You India' events held all over India.

"I hope that the bond shared between India and Tibet will continue to remain strong and India will continue to support the just cause of Tibet," Sangay added.

The Dalai Lama has lived in India since fleeing his homeland in 1959. The Tibetan exile administration is based in Dharamsala. IANS