Our Senior Director of Insight and Experience Kristin Serrano (left) is seen here with members of the International Campaign for Tibet’s team. Alongside our clients, Kristin attended “Thank You America and Commemoration of 60 Years in Exile for His Holiness the Dalai Lama” event on Capitol Hill last evening. Remarks were made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress.
The Thank You America event was organized as per the declaration of the Central Tibetan Administration to observe a year-long campaign to thank the government and people of the host countries for their support for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people. The United States has been one of the pioneer countries that supported Tibet politically, financially and morally over several decades. This special event is being organized to express the Tibetan people’s profound gratitude to the American public, the U.S. Congress and the Administration.
2019 marks the 60th Anniversary of the coming into exile by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans in exile. It was in 1959 that His Holiness the Dalai Lama escaped into India, following China’s invasion and occupation of Tibet. Some 80,000 Tibetans were able to follow him to freedom in exile. For more about the International Campaign for Tibet, click here.