Shilong Scattered Tibetan Community

A brief story of Shilong Tibetan Scattered Community, Mehgalaya


Many Tibetans reside scattered around Shilong town, and to look after their socio-economic welfare the Tibetan Welfare Office was established in 1992.

Settlement location:

The Tibetan Welfare Office is located at Shilong of the Megalaya state of India. The average altitude of the the town is 1496 meters above sea level. The average rainfall annual rainfall is 33.6 inch and average temperature is 10.42° to 26.6° Celsius.

Settlement population:

Initial population N/A
Present population: 971

No. of villages:

Tibetans are scattered around the town and they don't have any village like other place.

Settler's livelihood:

The main sources of livelihood of Tibetans around the Shilong area is doing business.

Facilities in the settlement:

School 1) day school up to class V.
Health facilities One modern allopathic hospital
Monastery 1) Geygon Gaden Choeling Monastery.
Old People's Home No

Administrative setup:

The Tibetan Welfare Office at Shilong is the representative office of Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration. It serves as the liaison between the Tibetans in the region and the Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration. It is the principal office to look after welfare and overall control of running of affairs of the Tibetans in the area. Daily tasks for the representatives range from adjudicating disputes to communicating with group leaders and outside authorities, and generally watching over the running of all aspects of the settlement.

Local Assembles:
Like every other genuine democratic system, the Tibetans in Shilong elect their own representatives for better understanding of the problems with them. These elected members act as intermediaries with relevant authorities, pass on information, settle disputes and collect money. They can bring up the problems of the Tibetan people and raise questions on the working of the Tibetan Welfare Officer. These members are elected on the basis of their strength of personality and once ability to stand before the interest of their people.

Traveling guide:

Nearest railway station Gawahati 90 km
Nearest airport Gawahati 90 km
Bus and taxi services Yes  

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