DHARAMSHALA: Home Kalon Gyari Dolma met Chief Minister of Uttarkhand Harish Rawat at his residence in Dehradun on 7 Jan. Chief Secretary N. Ravishankar and Tibetan settlement officer Jampa Phuntsok were present at the meeting.
Kalon extended her New Year greetings to the chief minister and to the chief secretary. During the meeting Kalon Gyari Dolma briefed the chief minister on the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 which was formulated recently and requested his intervention for implementation of the policy in the region of Uttarkhand. She also expressed sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Govt. of Uttarkhand for the humanitarian support over the last 50 years. The state govt. has given land on lease for the rehabilitation of Tibetan refugees.
The chief minister has given an assurance to extend every help in providing housing facilities faced by the Tibetan and specially those who are below the poverty line (BPL). He ensured that every possible assistance to support in exploring socio-economic development for the Tibetans in the region.
Home Kalon also visited Ngoenga School, Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement including Dhondupling Tibetan settlement and met with Tibetan settlers. Home Kalon was accompanied by Mr. Tsewang Tashi, Joint Secretary and Mr. Jigmey Dorjee, Under Secretary of Department of Home, CTA.