Dharamshala — Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, the democratically elected political leader of the Tibetan people met with a delegation of senios BJP leaders who are currently on a visit to Dharamshala. Sikyong met at length with Shri J.P Nadda, a senior BJP leader and union minister of Health and Family Welfare in the Narendra Modi led Indian government.
Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay explained to the minister about the critical situation inside Tibet particularly the wave of self-immolation protests against the Chinese government and the grave human rights violations that are taking place inside Tibet.
He also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the state government of Himachal Pradesh and the central government of India for graciously hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people for the last five decades.
Shri J.P. Nadda also extended his continued support to the Tibetan people and said that the BJP government supports the Tibetan people in their struggle for human rights in Tibet.
Health Kalon Dr. Tsering Wangchuk, who accompanied Sikyong during the visit, also apprised the minister about the health programs of the Central Tibetan Administration. He particularly spoke about the grave condition of Tuberculosis in the Tibetan community despite the health department's best efforts and various initiatives to neutralize the situation.
The Health Kalon also informed the minister about the services provided by the various Tibetan health clinics spread across India in alleviating the sufferings and creating health awareness to both Tibetans and local Indians.