Dharamsala : With the handing over of political power to his successor Lobsang Sangay the Dalai Lama said Monday that his long-cherished aspiration was accomplished.
Sangay,43, took over a Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile on Monday in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
â€œLobsang Sangay has become the first Tibetan political leader elected democratically and vested with full political authority and responsibility,â€ said the Dalai Lama.
â€œToday is a proud day for the Tibetan people who have participated in democratic elections,my most cherished aspiration has been fulfilled,â€ he said.
â€œTibetans in Tibet are not allowed to even express their views and opinions freely,let alone participate in democratic elections,but I am sure they will be proud of the steps that we have taken towards the future when they hear about it,â€ the Dalai Lama said.
He said today was an important day in the more than 2000 year old long history of Tibet.