'We are Tibetan, but our minds, religion and language have come from India'

Speaking on the close relationship between India and Tibet, Penpa Tsering, Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), said that even though the two countries are divided by boundaries, they are very much the same.
Penpa Tsering 
In his speech in the workshop on 'Tibet Dialogue', which was held at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Penpa Tsering said, "We are not different from India. We are very much the same, even though our countries are divided by boundaries. We share the same language and religion that shapes our way of life and culture. We may look different in the sense that we are Tibetan, but our minds, our religion and our language have come from India. We are a repository of ancient Indian wisdom."
According to the ANI's report, Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Sat Prakash Bansal said, "I think in the present context it is very important to promote the Buddhist culture here. We are also going to establish a research centre for Buddhist studies. We are also going to start certificate courses and diploma courses in Tibetan studies. In a very important decision, the Central University of Himachal Pradesh is going to collaborate with the International Buddhist Federation. We are going to promote at least Himachal in particular, and India, in general, will be benefited from that. We are trying the promotion of Buddhist culture as well as Buddhist circuits in Himachal. So, this will be very important for all of us."