January 31, 2011
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Published By Tashi

Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation Visits Uttarakhand Chief
Minister and Senior Leaders
31 January 2011, 6:48 p.m.]

(From left) Deputy
Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Mrs Dolma Gyari, who led a
parliamentary delegation to Uttarakhand meets with the state chief
minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal/TPiE Photos

DHARAMSALA: A three-member Tibetan
parliamentary delegation headed by deputy speaker Dolma Gyari paid a
week-long a visit to the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand’s capital
Dehradun and met its chief minister and other senior leaders. Khortsa
Sonam Damdul and Geshe Gazi Tse-Ringpo, members of Parliament, were in
the delegation. “The delegation was warmly received by Chief
Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, who is also renowned poet and author. The
chief minister presented several of his books for the library of the
Tibetan Parliament. He also agreed to look into the request of the
delegation for a special medicine and engineering seat for Tibetan
students in the state,” the delegation said in a press release upon
returning to Dharamsala today.The delegation also called on Dr
Harak Singh Rawat, the leader of the Opposition from the Indian National
Congress Party and had a separate meeting with former cabinet minister,
Mr Hera Singh Bhist (MLA), vice-president of the Congress Working
Committee.The Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha of the State, Mr
Harbans Kapoor, met with the delegation at his official residence.

A Tibetan
Parliamentary delegation led by deputy speaker Dolma Gyari (2nd R),
Khortsa Sonam Damdul (1st L)
and Geshe Gazi
Tse-Ringpo (1st R) during their meeting with Uttarakhand’s state
assembly speaker Harbans Kapoor (C)

The delegation also met with a group of long
time friends of Tibet. Mr Gyaltsen, the welfare officer assisted
in co-ordination of the programme and was also present in all the above
meetings.”The dignitaries expressed high esteem to His Holiness
the Dalai Lama and solidarity with the just cause of the people of
Tibet. Mr Prem Barakoti of the Himalaya Parivar was most gracious and
supportive,” the delegation said.The state of Uattrakhand is
host to some of the principal monasteries of the Buddhist traditions,
Tibetan educational institutions and has the largest number of Tibetan
settlements after the state of Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.

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