Author Topic: Why are Tibetans in India rejecting Dalai Lama's example to remain a refugee?  (Read 4860 times)

dsnowlion

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 ;D ;D ;D LOL Guess Lobsang Sangay and CTA is desperate. They are trying hard to butter up India government with praises and cleaning up the Dharamsala streets on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

If Sangay and the CTA really believe in non-violence, then why did they called up the Tibetans to attack Ganden monks when they held their PEACEFUL protest against their injustice ban on Dorje Shugden? What a bunch hypocrites is all we see here. It's gonna take a lot more to impress India, especially the locals who are sick and tired of them milking their government while they suffer. 

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Gandhi and Buddha are India’s two greatest exports to the world: Sikyong on Gandhi Jayanti

Dharamshala: The Central Tibetan Administration today observed the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation and symbol of nonviolent resistance for freedom and peace, with a flag hoisting ceremony at the Kashag.

To mark the ocassion, Central Tibetan Administration and its offices across India led by the Department of Health is observing the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Mass movement against single-use plastic.’ This year the CTA’s Health department has announced special efforts towards banning single-use plastic in support of the GOI’s initiative to outlaw single-use plastic.

Speaking to media at the flag hoisting ceremony, the President Dr Lobsang Sangay said the CTA’s initiative towards cleanliness is a sincere token of tribute to the “Incredible India and the Great Mahatma Gandhi”.

“We observe this auspicious day to celebrate his messages of non-violence and peace. Mahatma Gandhi led nonviolently against British India and gained independence for India. This is an example for many conflict areas to seek their cause based on nonviolence. We can estimate around a hundred successful causes for rights, freedom, autonomy and independence based on nonviolence,” the President said.

Quoting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent address at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Sikyong said, “We [India] have exported Budh, not yudh [war].”

Sikyong added, “India’s two greatest exports to the world are Mahatma Gandhi and Buddha, both advocates of non-violence, peace and compassion.”

“Both Gandhi and Buddha are relevant to us and we see their manifestation in His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Hence for us, Gandhi is very special because nonviolence has succeeded in India and many other countries around the world.”

“If non-violence has succeeded for them, it will work for us as well,” said the Sikyong.

CTA’s Swacch Bharat cleanliness drive was flagged off by the Sikyong at a brief public event later at Gangchen Kyishong. Students of Mewon Petoen School presented a skit to drive awareness on environment conservation and anti-littering.

The Sikyong, in his remarks, hailed Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s efforts to highlight climate change and applauded her for starting a global movement for combating climate change.

The staff of the Central Tibetan Administration and Tibetan community turned out in large numbers and pledged for a cleaner, plastic-free India.

A daylong door-to-door cleanliness drive starting from Jogiwara-Gangkyi-Gamru-lower Dharamsala is underway to mark the 150th Gandhi Jayanti.

Last year as well, under the initiative of the Department of Health, CTA observed a mass cleanliness drive across India as a tribute to Gandhi and Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.

Source: https://tibet.net/gandhi-and-buddha-are-indias-two-greatest-exports-to-the-world-sikyong-on-gandhi-jayanti/

Tenzin K

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This is what CTA should organize and it has to be more than this and be consistent after staying for free for 60 years. I believe if CTA has been contributing all these while the Indian citizens will not say much as they can see the Tibetan show their appreciation. CTA not only needs to continue to do such an event for India but also needs to do something for the Chinese in order to be in their good book. For CTA believing in non-violent is just big nonsense. Many people know how violent CTA can be and so many attacks on the Shugden practitioner were arranged by them.

;D ;D ;D LOL Guess Lobsang Sangay and CTA is desperate. They are trying hard to butter up India government with praises and cleaning up the Dharamsala streets on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

If Sangay and the CTA really believe in non-violence, then why did they called up the Tibetans to attack Ganden monks when they held their PEACEFUL protest against their injustice ban on Dorje Shugden? What a bunch hypocrites is all we see here. It's gonna take a lot more to impress India, especially the locals who are sick and tired of them milking their government while they suffer. 

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Gandhi and Buddha are India’s two greatest exports to the world: Sikyong on Gandhi Jayanti

Dharamshala: The Central Tibetan Administration today observed the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation and symbol of nonviolent resistance for freedom and peace, with a flag hoisting ceremony at the Kashag.

To mark the ocassion, Central Tibetan Administration and its offices across India led by the Department of Health is observing the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Mass movement against single-use plastic.’ This year the CTA’s Health department has announced special efforts towards banning single-use plastic in support of the GOI’s initiative to outlaw single-use plastic.

Speaking to media at the flag hoisting ceremony, the President Dr Lobsang Sangay said the CTA’s initiative towards cleanliness is a sincere token of tribute to the “Incredible India and the Great Mahatma Gandhi”.

“We observe this auspicious day to celebrate his messages of non-violence and peace. Mahatma Gandhi led nonviolently against British India and gained independence for India. This is an example for many conflict areas to seek their cause based on nonviolence. We can estimate around a hundred successful causes for rights, freedom, autonomy and independence based on nonviolence,” the President said.

Quoting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent address at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Sikyong said, “We [India] have exported Budh, not yudh [war].”

Sikyong added, “India’s two greatest exports to the world are Mahatma Gandhi and Buddha, both advocates of non-violence, peace and compassion.”

“Both Gandhi and Buddha are relevant to us and we see their manifestation in His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Hence for us, Gandhi is very special because nonviolence has succeeded in India and many other countries around the world.”

“If non-violence has succeeded for them, it will work for us as well,” said the Sikyong.

CTA’s Swacch Bharat cleanliness drive was flagged off by the Sikyong at a brief public event later at Gangchen Kyishong. Students of Mewon Petoen School presented a skit to drive awareness on environment conservation and anti-littering.

The Sikyong, in his remarks, hailed Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s efforts to highlight climate change and applauded her for starting a global movement for combating climate change.

The staff of the Central Tibetan Administration and Tibetan community turned out in large numbers and pledged for a cleaner, plastic-free India.

A daylong door-to-door cleanliness drive starting from Jogiwara-Gangkyi-Gamru-lower Dharamsala is underway to mark the 150th Gandhi Jayanti.

Last year as well, under the initiative of the Department of Health, CTA observed a mass cleanliness drive across India as a tribute to Gandhi and Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.

Source: https://tibet.net/gandhi-and-buddha-are-indias-two-greatest-exports-to-the-world-sikyong-on-gandhi-jayanti/

Drolma

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Let's be real, who wants to be a refugee for the whole life? A refugee cannot move around, they cannot buy properties, they cannot own a business, they just cannot live freely like the rest of the people. The very old Tibetans might want to remain a refugee like the Dalai Lama but not the younger generations.

The young Tibetans have lost so much opportunity in life due to their refugee status. Compared to the Tibetans in Tibet, the Tibetans in India are missing a lot in their lives. Many Tibetans in Tibet are successful in the sector they have chosen to work in. For examples, there are many talented movie directors, actors and actresses, singers in Tibet.

That is no wonder many young Tibetans are also returning to Tibet seeing there are so many opportunities in Tibet. But I think not wanting to remain a refugee does not mean Tibetans don't respect the Dalai Lama. It just time have changed, Tibetans have accepted that free Tibet is a mission impossible. Life has to go on.

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The Tibetans were very hopeful in the beginning when they first arrive in India, they believe the Dalai Lama and the CTA would bring them back to Tibet. Many Tibetans believe living in India is only temporarily. 60 years have past, people around the world have progressed, things got better for people in general but the Tibetans are still refugees. Being a refugee, Tibetans cannot move around freely, they cannot buy properties or assets, they are very restricted in many ways. Everyone wants to have freedom, 60 years of waiting is enough for the Tibetans, I am not surprised many of them don't want to remain as refugees anymore.