Dharamsala: On Friday 9 January, honourable Deputy speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Dolma Gyari, congratulated Nancy Pelosi, honourable Speaker of House of Representatives, who was re-elected as the first woman Speaker of the 111th US Congress.
Last year during the emergency period for Tibet, speaker Nancy Pelosi and US Congressional delegates visited Dharamsala on 21st March 2008 and met His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In the September session last year, Tibetan Parliament in Exile passed a resolution expressing gratitude to the speaker Nancy Pelosi for her overwhelming support for Tibet during a critical period.
Full text of the Deputy Speaker’s congratulatory message to the Fisrt women Speaker of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi follows:
To, Dated: 9th January’2009
The Honorable Speaker
House of Representatives
Most hon’ble and worthy madam Speaker,
On behalf of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, I am most privileged to convey our heartiest congratulation on your re-election to the historic responsibility of the first ever woman speaker of the U.S congress.
Your opening remarks at the 111th congress are in itself a directive for all parliamentarians world –wide. We are confident that you will take the congress forward and will once again succeed to lead the house to rise to the challenge, recognizing that one’s love of country is stronger than the issues, which may lead to division.
We continue to cherish your visit to Dharamsala; Coming as a beautiful ray of hope at a time we, Tibetans were facing one of the darkest time in our history. We thank you for your support to the peaceful initiatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people. With leaders like you in the helm of power and responsibilities, the victims of Human Rights Violations & the Deprived can hope for Dignity and Justice.
The Tibetan Parliament in Exile sincerely Congratulate you on your re-election and our best wishes are always with you.
With warm regards,