Source: Tibet.net (the official website of the CTA)*
April 30, 2013
H.H. the Dalai Lama honours an Indian official during the golden jubilee celebrations of the Central School for Tibetans, Dalhousie, India.
DALHOUSIE: Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Central School for Tibetans in Dalhousie on Monday, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay highlighted His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s remarkable contribution to the Tibetan cause.
“Since taking the political and spiritual responsibility of Tibet at the age of 16, His Holiness has worked more than 60 years for the cause of Tibet. The Tibet issue is in the world’s attention only because of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s immense hard work and dedication,” Sikyong said.
The sikyong underlined that our main service to His Holiness would be to have faith in his wisdom and experience. “We should strive to fulfil his long term vision for Tibet and the entire humanity,” he said.
He said the 14th Kashag launched consolidation, action and dialogue phases, adding that consolidation is guided by action in a peaceful and dignified manner, and the dialogue phase with our stand of substance to be primary and process as secondary to engage in meaningful dialogue with the Chinese leadership to solve the issue of Tibet.
He also lauded the efforts of the elder generation of Tibetans and attributed the success and the sustenance of Tibetan settlements and monasteries to their hard work and forward thinking.
Former Kalon Tripa and CST Dalhousie’s second principal, Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, stressed on the significance of the Middle Way Policy. “There is no other policy, more effective than the Middle Way Approach, to solve the issue of Tibet. Tibetans seeking independence have the right to do so, keeping in mind our historical legitimacy. But their efforts should be directed towards the People’s Republic of China rather than Dharamsala,” he said.
Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche also emphasised the paramount importance of the preservation of Tibetan language and culture to keep the issue of Tibet alive.
Sikyong and Prof Samdhong Rinpoche felicitated over 500 former students, and staff of the school.
Earlier in the morning, the Sikyong visited the Tibetan settlement and met the local Tibetans and monks scattered across the Dalhousie hills. He listened to their grievances and assured them of all possible help from the Central Tibetan Administration.
* Originally published at: http://tibet.net/2013/04/30/sikyong-praises-his-holiness-lifetime-service/