Home Kalon Visits Dalhousie Tibetan Settlement.

May 26, 2017

Home Kalon addressing members of Tibetan community in Dalhousie.

DALHOUSIE: As part of 15th Kashag's 2017 year of campaign and community outreach, Home Kalon Mr Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang visited Dalhousie Tibetan settlement from 22 to 24 May, 2017.

On 22 May evening, Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang was received at the Dalhousie Tibetan settlement by the Settlement Officer, Chairman of the local Tibetan assembly and representatives of NGOs.

On 23 May, Kalon addressed the public on 15 Kashag's strategic policies and also informed on various welfare and capacity building projects initiated towards sustenance of the settlements and strengthening of the Central Tibetan Administration. He spoke at length on the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 and its benefits.

"This important legal document formulated by the Government of India safeguards the stay of Tibetan refugees comfortable; whereby this "guideline has made a clear policy statement about the welfare of the Tibetans in India. Matter concerning land lease, extending Central and States schemes, jobs in any field for which they are professionally qualified are all mentioned", said Kalon.

He also spoke on CTA's Middle Way Approach; its chronology and its achievements, importance of education, Women Empowerment Policy, Tibetan Women's Day, CTA's budget and financial condition among other key topics.

Kalon lauded the Dalhousie Tibetan community in maintaining cordial relation with locals as informed by the settlement officer; he further urged to continue the good relation with locals and be a law abiding citizen.

Followed by inspection visit to various locations where Tibetans are settled. He acquired first-hand knowledge of the conditions prevailing and heard the grievances of the settlers.

Kalon's visit brings CTA closer to the people by addressing the grievances of community and making the settlers aware of CTA's policies and initiatives.

Home Kalon with Tibetan settlement officer and community representatives.