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Tibetan Women thank India on Independence day

August 17, 2009

Phayul
August 14, 2009

Dharamsala, August 14 -- The Tibetan Women’s
Association hosted a ‘Thanksgiving lunch’ on the
eve of India’s 62nd independence day at Gangchen
Kyishong, the seat of the exile Tibetan
government, in honor of India’s indomitable
support to the Tibetan cause. More than 26 Indian
offices in Kangra Distt and more than 100 Indian
friends were invited for the lunch.

Kalon Tripa, Professor Samdhong Rinpoche,
presided over as the chief guest, and thanked the
Indian community of Dharamsala for providing the
Tibetans with a "safe haven" at Dharamsala for
the last fifty years. He also applauded the
efforts of TWA in thanking India and appreciated
the presence of young members at the Central TWA.
The special guest of honor Mr. Ajay Singh
Mangotia, President of Indo-Tibetan Friendship
Society, said that he is thankful to the Tibetan
community in exile for having bestowed India with
the benign presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

TWA’s president Kirti Dolkar Lhamo and Joint
Secretary Tenzin Dolma addressed the gathering in
Hindi. The regional chapters of TWA are also
initiating similar events to thank the Indian
community for their unflinching support and solidarity.

TWA, in a statement, said that it is indebted to
the government and people of India. "We thank
India for nurturing us and for its ingenuity in
times of our adversity. We also thank India for
being the most humane country. We trust that this
virtuous nation will always see a prolific sense of success and eminence."
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