Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay on 14 October 2015 was awarded with the prestigious Presidential Medal by Salisbury University in Maryland, US for promoting peace and understanding.
PM Sangay dedicated the medal to the sufferings of the Tibetan people and the non-violent Tibetan movement to reinstate freedom and dignity inside Tibet.
Lobsang Sangay was born in Darjeeling, India in 1968. He became Sikyong (equivalent to Prime Minister) of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile on 8 August 2011. He obtained his BA (Hons) and LLB degrees from the University of Delhi in India. He obtained his LLM degree from the Harvard Law School in 1995.
He is also the recipient of the 2004 Yong K. Kim' 95 Prize of excellence for his dissertation Democracy in Distress: Is Exile Polity a Remedy? A Case Study of Tibet's Government-in-exile.
The Presidential Medal is the highest honour awarded by the Salisbury University to an individual for leadership and forward thinking.
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When: 14 October 2015
Why: For promoting peace