Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Man of Moment

Today on April 27,2011 Tibetan election commission declared Dr. Lobsang Sangay as the  winner of the  third Kalon Tripa election. The harvard educated legal scholar flew from Boston and he had  a flurry of activities in washington D.C. It includes his last interview with RFA, and then with VOA followed by AFA, Reuter. Even BBC was frantic in reaching Lobsang say for interview  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13205481   His comments and respons are well thought and measured. He has the knack of addressing western media that none other candidate could possibly have done.
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 He was indeed the man of the moment, extremely demanding, charismatic, articulate and friendly. He seized the opportunity to field quetions and grand interviews to many media outlets. His day one went without a hitch but with great hype.  It is encouraging and news to see the level of interest and importance given to his victory by international media.  I have already imagined, that Dr. Lobsang Sangay is a media savvy personality. His personality will bring much deserved attention to the plight of Tibetan people.
 
 I was a strong supporter of his candidancy from the day one till to the day of his landslid victory. His win signify the yearn for a change among the Tibetan dispora. Tibetan media, and lots of them have smeared, slandered Sangay, but to no vail.  He emerged as  people's prime minister.  It was a day that Tibetan exile have joined the mainstream of world democracy.  As Lobsang himself said, it is a unmistakeble signal to China that the younger generation of Tibetan exile government is set to lead the Tibetan movement with much vigour and valor. 
 
It is a  new chapter in the history of Tibetan exile and a new biggining for a new kind of struggle for Tibetan exile, with a lay person at the helm of the Central Tibetan Administration. It is a now time for all Tibetan to put aside any interal  political bickering and work toward for the greater cause of free Tibet.   Under the new leadership of Kalon Tripa, Tibetan has much to be exicited and hopeful. Exile Tibetan have elected an energetic and innovative and forward thinking scholard to lead the cause.
Dalai Lama announced his complete retirement and the process of delvoving all this power to elected Tibetan leadership has well underway. The Tibetan Chater is being revised to meet the Dalai Lama's wishes. That will vest great power on the person of Kalon Tripa.  I wish Tibetan Prime Minister elect Dr. Lobsang Sangay my best wishes, and may his vision for the future Tibetan being fulfilled.