At the age of 63, Thubten Samphel feels migration from Tibet to India has given his community a new life, and a certain bond has been fostered with the countrymen over the years. Samphel was just eight when he came to India with his brother and sister-in-law.
Samphel, who works as director at Policy Institute Research Centre, under Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamshala, is here in the city to become a part of an event organised by the Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IIFA) and Majha House on migration and exile. With support from his subordinates, he is going to showcase the history of Tibetans through visuals, narrative that depict the story of the Tibetan community.
He said, “India has treated us well. There is no complaint. The community respects the country for the mental peace and good living it provided to us. The younger generation of the Tibetans here has developed a positive relationship with the country.”[Source]