Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile hoists tricolour in Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Jan. 26 (ANI): Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay hoisted the tricolour marking nation’s 67th Republic Day here on Tuesday.

Unfurling the national flag, the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile wished India on the occasion.

“Tibetans inside and outside Tibet, either in spirit or in person, will join to celebrate the 67th anniversary of India’s Republican Day,” said Sangay.

India has been very kind and generous in hosting Tibetans for all these years, added Sangay.

President Pranab Mukherjee unfurled the national flag and took salute of the parade at Rajpath in the national capital country as celebrated its 67th Republic day today.

French President Francois Hollande attended the function as chief guest. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minster Narendra Modi, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar were among other dignitaries present on the occasion.

India won independence from British rule on August 15, 1947, but it was not until January 26, 1950, that the nation declared itself a sovereign republic state with the adoption of its constitution. (ANI)

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