Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation Concludes Successful Visit to Karnataka


May 6, 2010 12:46 pm

Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation Concludes Successful Visit to Karnataka[Thursday, 6 May 2010, 12:46 p.m.]


 
The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation and representatives of the Tibetan administration based in the south Indian state of Karnataka during their meeting with the state chief minister B S Yeddyurappa (5th from left) and Parampujiniya Sudarshanji (6th from left)/Photos: TPiE

Dharamshala: A Tibetan Parliamentary delegation headed by Deputy Speaker Mrs. Dolma Gyari returned to Dharamsala after successfully concluding visit to the south Indian state of Karnataka. The delegation comprised of Mr. T.T. Karma Chophel, Ven. Lopon Sonam Tenphel, Mr. Gyari Bhutuk, Ven. Serta Tsultrim Wozer and Mrs. Tsering Youdon.During the visit, the Tibetan parliamentary delegation honoured Parampujiniya Sudarshanji, who is well known for his support for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s initiatives during his tenure as the chief of Sarsanghachalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The delegation called on the leaders of all the political parties in the state, including the leader of the Opposition Mr. Sitaramia, Former Chief Minister Mr. H D Kumaraswamy (JD(S)), Dr. Gowda (JD(U)), Mr. M.P.Prakash, (Former Minister) and Mr. Desh Pande,(President of Congress(I) Karnataka). The Indian leaders received the delegation with great affection and expressed their support for the nonviolent initiatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

 
The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation led by Deputy Speaker Dolma Gyari (2nd R) during their meeting with the former Chief minister of Karnataka, Mr. Kumara Swami (1st R).

The meeting with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa under the auspices of Paramajuniya Sudarshanji was followed next day by a meeting with the Chief Secretary and other concern Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of the Karnataka State Government. The Parliamentary delegation was joined by the Chief Representative Officer, Bangaluru, the Settlement Officers of 5 Tibetan Settlement Offices and the President of the Federation of Tibetan Cooperatives. During the meeting, the CRO and the settlement officers submitted the problems related to the Tibetans in the state. All matters were discussed wherein the state government sympathetically considered the requests and problems of the Tibetan refugees. This meeting was chaired by the Chief Secretary, Deputy Speaker (TPiE) and the Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Karnataka.During the last phase of the visit, Deputy Speaker Gyari Dolma, MP Karma Chophel and MP Sonam Tenphel assisted by the Settlement officers of Lugsam and Delar Tibetan Settlement Offices looked into the preliminary preparation of the forthcoming “Bodshungmang Gyalyong Tsokchen” (First General Meeting of Central Tibetan Administration and Tibetan People) scheduled from August 26-31, 2010, a long-life prayer ceremony for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other programmes related to the preparation of the 50th year of democracy in exile, which are to be held at Bylakuppee, Karnataka.–Report filed by Tenzin Norbu, TPiE Secretariat