6th May 2016, Dharamshala: After successful official tour of Home Kalon at Jammu (J&K) for 3 days, Kalon visited Leh-Ladakh from 1 – 5 May 2016. During the visit, she met Shri Chewang Dorjay, Hon’ble Minister for Co-operative, Dr Sonam Dawa Lonpo, Chief Executive Councilor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Shri Prasanna Ramaswamy G (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, Shri T Gyalpo ( KPS), Senior Superintendent of Police, Executive Councilors of LAHDC, Chief Planning Officer (DC office) & others at Leh-Ladakh and requested them for their involvement in implementation of Scheme of Strengthening Changthang Areas and also the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy – 2014 formulated by the GoI.
Besides, meeting was also held with the representatives of Tibetan Community of Sonamling & Changthang, in which the Kalon introduced the Changthang scheme and TRP-2014 to them. Problems raised in meeting by the representatives has been also discussed with the concern office at Leh-Ladakh.
As requested by the Home Kalon to the CEC, LAHDC, Leh, the CEC summoned the district administrators for meeting with Kalon on 5th May 2016 at LAHDC, Leh. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, Chief Executive Councilor, the DC, AC, and all the Departments heads also attended the meeting. In the meeting, solutions to the problems faced by Tibetan refugees were also discussed and specifically on social economic strengthening of the Jangthang area and further implementation of TRP-2014. The chairperson directed all the concern departments to take action on solving the problems faced by Tibetans at the earliest possible, and provide all facilities that are applicable/entitled to Tibetans in future.
The Tibetans in Sonamling Tibetan Settlement thanked Hon’ble Home Kalon profusely and expressed deep appreciation for the hard work towards the sustainabililty of Tibetan settlements with the successful formulation of TRP-2014 by GoI for the Tibetans during her tenure and especially for her efforts to securing aids to Changthang, Sonamling Tibetan Settlement.
Mr. Tseten Wangchuk, Chief Representative, Sonamling Tibetan Settlement-Ladakh, Mr. Ngodup Waser, Under Secretary of Home Department and Mr. Dhondup Gyalpo, Ladakh Changthang Coordinator accompanied the Kalon
–Report filed by the Department of Home–