DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Home today organised a hearty reception for its new Kalon Mr Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang. He was nominated by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay in the 15th Kashag and approved by the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on 1st June 2016.
The welcome reception was attended by board members of Central Tibetan Relief committee and staffs of Department of Home. The Kalon offered butter lamp and Khatak in front of the Photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Followed by offering of scarf by the Secretaries of various Departments and the staffs. Later, ceremonial rice and tea was served.
Two resolutions was passed first, extending tribute to the former Home Kalon Mrs. Gyari Dolma for the tireless service for the welfare of the Tibetan people and then Mr. Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang taking charge as the new Vice Chairman of the Central Tibetan Relief Committee – a relief and development wing of Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration.
Mr. Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang was born in the year 1954. After completing his studies, he did his diploma in Financial Management funded by S.C.F (UK) and joined the Central Tibetan Administration in 1979. Since then, he has worked in various capacities within the Tibetan administration. He was promoted to the post of Secretary in 2001 and was appointed as the Director of Tibetan Reception Center. He also served as the Secretary of Finance department, Secretary of Tibetan Homes foundation, Mussoorie and as the Secretary of the Department of Home from 2012 until his nomination as Kalon of the 15th Kashag by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay in May 2016.
– Report filed by Department of Home –