Home Kalon Meets Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.


November 21, 2016


Home Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang with Mr Pema Khandu, chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, India.

ITANAGAR: Home Kalon Mr Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang met with the Honourable Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu on 19 November at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Itanagar. Home Kalon was accompanied by Miao Tibetan Settlement officer (TSO) Mr Kagyue Choephel, TSO Tenzingang Mr Yangdup and Mr Tenzin Namdol, Secretary of Tezu Cooperatives.

Home Kalon apprised the Chief Minister on the areas of concern related to Tibetan refugees living in Arunachal Pradesh focusing primarily on the implementation of the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 formulated by the Government of India.

Home Kalon also submitted a memorandum requesting the State Government to support the needy Tibetan refugees living in the remote areas of Tuting, Miao, Tezu and Tenzingang.

With regard to the Resettlement and Rehabilitation of some 96 vulnerable Tibetan Refugee families living in Tuting, the Chief Minister has assured that the matter will be taken up in the Cabinet meeting and will be addressed accordingly while the rest of the issues pertaining to the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy will be implemented at the earliest, he said. The meeting was very productive and they exchanged souvenirs.

After the meeting, Home Kalon left for Bhalukpong where he met with the members of Tawang Yatra, the Yatra which is organised by the Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch and from Bhalukpong the Yatra proceeded yesterday to Tawang.

Home Kalon will attend a seminar today organised by Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch – a Core Group for Tibetan Cause. The theme of the seminar is “Role of Tawang Yatra in National Unity”, in this regard Home Kalon will deliver a speech. The Chief Guest for the seminar is Shri Rajen Gohain, Honourable Minister of State for Railways and Shri Indresh Kumar, Honourable Member of Central Working Committee, RSS and Chief Patron of Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch and Shri R.K Khrimey, National Convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause.

On 22 and 23 November, Home Kalon is scheduled to visit Bomdila and Tenzingang Tibetan Settlement and met with Tibetans.


Home Kalon apprising the chief minister about the issues facing Tibetan refugees in Arunachal Pradesh.
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