By Staff Writer
Guwahati: Speaking to members of Tibetan community from Shillong, Itanagar and other parts of the North-east state, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama said happiness will prevail once again in Tibet and urged united perseverance in keeping Tibetan language and identity intact.
He told an ardent crowd of four hundred Tibetans not to get demoralised by the present situation and focus on strengthening the community through preservation, education and long term vision.
Passing the baton onto the grooming generation, the 81-year-old Tibetan leader implored them to pay serious attention on Tibetan language, culture and religion. “We must continue to preserve our language and culture, not only for our own interest but for the whole humanity. The Tibetan language and traditional Tibetan knowledge acquired from the Nalanda tradition have great potential to serve the humanity. Therefore we must feel happy and proud of our culture and language.”
His Holiness paid tribute to the courage and determination of Tibetan people inside Tibet, who have-despite their suffering-held onto the Tibetan spirit and continue to promote genuine interest of the Tibetan people. With change taking place inside China, there is scope for favourable change, His Holiness said.
“We Tibetans have a karmic connection due to our past prayers, but as a result of the misfortune that befell our country we had to leave. On one hand this is a sad situation as Tibetans in Tibet and exile have been separated for 57 years, but on the other hand, the determination and resoluteness of Tibetans inside Tibet have remained steadfast. The people who remain there still face difficulties, but their spirit remains strong,” His Holiness said, at the gathering held yesterday in Guwahati, on 2 March 2017.