The Office of Tibet, Washington D.C. along with the local Tibetan communities in the United States of America has organised an event to say Thank You America. The event has become even more grand with a video message from the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama extending his gratitude to America.
Honorable Speaker Nancy Pelosi and over a dozen of members of Congress and VIPs are attending the event of “Thank You, America” being held at the Capitol on February 12, 2019. The event is organized by Office of Tibet, Washington DC, International Campaign for Tibet and Capital Area Tibetan Association. Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President of Central Tibetan Administration will give welcome remarks and thank the US on behalf of Tibetans.
At the request of the event organisers, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has send a video message for the ‘Thank You America’ event. The Tibetan spiritual leader explains in the video that while the United States is one of the most powerful nations in the world, that too led by democracy and a rule of law, it has an important role as the leader of the free world with the rest of the world trusts and have confidence on.
As His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks in Tibetan, he explains about how he first came in touch with the country through President Roosevelt back in 1942. His Holiness even shows the pocket watch gifted to him by the then president in the video. Thus His Holiness also explains that when the Tibetan uprisings occurred, the Tibetans kept hope in the United States and it did support sincerely right from bringing the cause on the table of the United Nations.
In the conclusion, His Holiness the Dalai Lama tells that although most the elders of his generations have passed away, the Americans’ spirit of heartfelt dedication and support lives on and the Tibetan people will never forget their kindness. His Holiness then took the opportunity to extend his ‘Thank You America’ message to the people through the event.