SIRMOUR, HP: Security Kalon Mr Phagpa Tsering Labrang visited the Tibetan settlements in Sirmour District of Himachal Pradesh from 10 – 18 April 2017. The settlements include Cholsum Settlement in Paonta Sahib, Sataun, Kumrao and Puruwala. He also visited the various Tibetan settlements in Uttarakhand state which include Lakhanwala, Herbertpur, TCV Selaqui, Kheraa, Baluwala, Mussoorie, Rajpur, Nainital, etc.
During the visits, Kalon informed the public about the 15th Kashag’s five-fifty strategy, personal security of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Middle Way Approach, status of Sino-Tibetan dialogue, the grim political situation inside Tibet, CTA’s scholarship schemes and the Kashag’s latest initiative to provide loans to Tibetan sweater sellers. The talks were followed by question and answer sessions wherein he clarified the public’s concerns and doubts.
Kalon returned to Dharamshala on 18 April.