Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration extends Losar greetings to Tibetans inside and outside Tibet on the occasion of traditional Tibetan New Year- Losar 2149 – the year of the Water-Tiger. The Tibetan New Year begins from 3-5 March 2022.
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As the newly elected 16th Kashag observes its first celebration of the joyous occasion of Tibetan New Year, the 2149th Water-Tiger Losar, I, on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration, extend warm greetings to all the Tibetan brothers and sisters in Tibet and throughout the world celebrating Tibetan new year.
Wishing you a year loaded with good health and may all your aspirations, hopes, and wishes are fulfilled.
As the world’s most successful refugee community, we owe our success story principally to the sacrifices, guidance and visionary leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and secondly to the sacrifices being made by the Tibetans inside Tibet facing the persecution. We also owe our gratitude to the older generation of Tibetans whose lifelong hard work and contributions set forth the path of development in achieving the international recognition and acknowledgement that we enjoy today. Once again I would like to reassure you all that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in excellent health.
As for my responsibility as the Sikyong since assuming the office on 27th May 2021, the 16th Kashag has as per the commitments outlined in my manifesto, performed and continued to perform the tasks diligently and lawfully while taking into account the strategies to swiftly achieve our long term vision. I urge the collective effort and cooperation of the Tibetan people in resolving the collective goal.
To hinder our remarkable progress, China has repeatedly penetrated its tentacles in our community often by planting spies to sabotage our cause. Keeping this in view, we have to be mindful not to indulge in the pettiness of regionalism and parochialism, and instead deviate all our focus and effort to speak out against the human rights crimes committed by China against Tibetans and other ethnic minorities. Likewise, the administration assures transparency, credibility and efficiency in its activities.
To uphold the smooth running of our democracy in exile, I strongly urge each of us to diligently perform our fundamental responsibilities in accordance with the noble wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Once again I wish you all peace, prosperity and happiness and pray for the longevity of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I also hope that the issue of Tibet is swiftly resolved and the Tibetans inside and outside Tibet reunite soon.