(TibetanReview.net, Sep03, 2017) – The Central Tibetan Administration at Dharamshala, India, marked the 57th Tibetan Democracy Day on the Tsuglakhang courtyard on Sep 2 morning with the Health Minister Mr Kaul Singh Thakur of Himachal Pradesh as chief guest and Swedish Greens MP Mr Carl Schlyter as the guest of honour.
All the speakers referred to the day as a historic one marking His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s devolving of all his historical political and administrative powers to elected leaders as a gift of democracy to the Tibetan people. Guest of Honour Schlyter called it a gift no other leaders would dare to give their people.
The chief guest wished good health and long life to the Dalai Lama so that he could keep spreading the message of peace and “continue to bless us in the future”, and that the aspirations of the Tibetans will come true.
Prizes were awarded to Tibetan students for distinctive achievements in various academic disciplines as well as to budding entrepreneurs under the CTA’s Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development investment award project.