Dharamshala: Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok of Department of Religion & Culture, CTA successfully concluded a ten-day official visit to Tibetan settlements in Orissa, Bhandara and Mainpat.
During his visit to Orissa Phuntsokling Tibetan settlement, Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok attended the graduation ceremony of Rigon Thupten Mindroling Monastery on 26 March 2017. At the ceremony, Kalon addressed the gathering and also conferred certificates to the graduated monks.
Kalon visited Tibetan camps, two branch schools under Sambhota Tibetans School Society and also visited old Tibetan people’s home.
He addressed the Tibetan community in Orissa during a gathering, which was attended by Speakers and deputy speaker of the Local Tibetan Assembly, President of Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement (RTFM), members Tibetan Corporative Society, camp leaders and head of the various Tibetan NGOs and general public.
From 28 – 29 March, Kalon paid a site visit to schools, mentsee khang, clinic, monasteries, settlement office and corporate society office in Bhandra Norgyaling Tibetan settlement. He also held a meeting with the members of the settlement office and local assembly.
On 30 March, Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok gave a public talk to the local Tibetans in Bhandra. He informed the public on CTA’s policy on sustenance of Tibetan community, preservation of its culture and identity, Kashag’s five-fifty strategy, Women Empowerment Policy, CTA’s Tibet advocacy campaign for the year 2017 and reforms in the Tibetan electoral rules.
On 31 March, Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok visited Tibetan settlement in Mainpat where he interacted with community leaders, school heads, members of the monastic institutes and old people’s home.
Following a site visit to the Tibetan community, Kalon held a meeting with settlement officer, staff and members of the local assembly.
On 3 April, Kalon visited the Tibet House in Delhi and later, paid a visit to 103rd Gaden Tripa to offer wishes for his speedy recovery.