Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Friday said the Tibetan community needs to move with times and not become complacent or content with current scenario.
Expressing happiness over holding of ‘Five Fifty Forum: Towards a Resilient Tibetan Community’, he said, “It is important not to be complacent, content merely with what we’ve become used to.
We should move with the times, keeping with the way the world is changing. This may involve new ways to thinking and setting a clear vision for the future.”
In his address, Central Tibetan Administration president Dr Lobsang Sangay said the Five Fifty Forum on Resilience comes on heels of the Five Fifty Forum: Shaping Tibet’s Political Future and the Youth Forum. “The Five Fifty Resilience Forum will specifically focus on strengthening Tibetan resilience and has brought together a select group of government donors and representatives of international supporters of CTA.
We welcome our donors and supporters to assess and witness the progress we have made in our education, health, economic self reliance and entrepreneurship. Also, to strategise future implementations and resilience projects,” he said.
He added CTA’s Five Fifty vision ultimately calls for maximising efforts to resolve the Tibet issue but the leadership has an added responsibility in view of the critical development inside Tibet and exile. “We need to address resiliency challenges and opportunities and new ideas,” he added.
Over 200 experts on leadership, resource mobilisation, health, education and senior officials of Central Tibetan Administration, as well as CTA donors, gathered at the Five Fifty Forum on Resilience that began Thursday. It was organised to discuss critical development, resiliency challenges and opportunities in the Tibetan community and explore innovative solutions.