(TibetanReview.net, Oct06, 2017) – A Japanese foundation which has been assisting exile Tibetans in the field of education since 2014 has presented an award to the executive head of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at Dharamshala, India, on Oct 4 as a mark of its support for his leadership of the Tibetan people’s struggle and education. The Takasu Award was presented by Dr Katsuya Takasu of the Takasu Foundation to Sikyong Lobsang Sangay at a ceremony at the secretariat of the CTA.
Dr Takasu, a renowned plastic surgeon and philanthropist, expressed deep admiration and respect for the CTA led by Dr Lobsang Sangay and the latter’s contribution towards the welfare, education and resilience of the Tibetan people, said the CTA on its Tibet.net website Oct 5.
The prizes consisted of a medal and an amount of US$ 100,000.
Stressing the importance of continuing the Tibetan struggle through non-violence, Dr Takasu assured continued support to the Tibet issue and promised to contribute towards the welfare and developmental activities of the Tibetan administration, said the Tibet.net statement.
Dr Sangay has dedicated the award to the hard work and determination of CTA workforce, calling the prize “a recognition of our collective effort and contribution”.
Dr Sangay met Dr Takasu during his visit to Japan in 2014 and the latter agreed to render help for the education of the Tibetan children.