Tibetan Handicraft Societies Meet to Strategise Next Phase of Growth.


August 01, 2017


Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang, Department of Home, CTA addressing the inaugural ceremony of the two-day Workshop on Strategic planning for Tibetan Handicraft Societies, at Tibetan Reception Centre,1 August 2017.

DHARAMSHALA: Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang at the Inaugural Ceremony of the two-day 'Workshop on Strategic Planning for Tibetan Handicraft Societies' held at Tibetan Reception Center, Dharamshala earlier today said, 'Department of Home, CTA has announced that Appropriate measures would be taken to revitalize Tibetan Handicraft sectors'.

“The workshop for strategic planning to promote Tibetan handicrafts is a step in the right direction and it would provide a unique opportunity for all the chief executives to meet and brainstorm ideas and strategies to revitalise the sector.

“Focus needs to be on revamping growth and performance of the handicraft centres with the view to improve economic condition of our community. Towards that end, the handicraft societies need to align themselves with the latest information and technology, and innovate goods and services to cater to people’s demand,” the Home kalon said.

Another focus on the agenda was to review the growth and achievement of Tibetan handicrafts across India and to strategise on how to achieve a robust, self reliant economy.

He also spoke about the Five-Fifty strategy as a renewed effort by the Kashag to strengthen Tibetan struggle to seek genuine autonomy in the next five years while strategising to sustain the Tibetan movement over the next fifty years.

As part of the strategy, he emphasised the importance of land lease agreements to regularise Tibetan settlements in official Indian administrative documents, and hailed the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy Act 2014 announced by the central government of India for its political and symbolic significance.

The two day workshop is being organised by Department of Home, CTA, with the funding made by USAID.

The workshop saw participation of over 30 representatives from 12 Tibetan handicraft societies based in India and Nepal.

The first ever conference of Tibetan Handicraft Societies was held in 2014 and was inaugurated by President of Central Tibetan Administration, Dr Lobsang Sangay.


Secretary Chemi Rigzin, Department of Home, CTA addressing the inaugural ceremony of the two-day Workshop on Strategic planning for Tibetan Handicraft Societies, at Tibetan Reception Centre,1 August 2017.

Workshop on Strategic planning for Tibetan Handicraft Societies in progress.
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