SHILLONG : A 5-day workshop scheduled from 6th May to 10th May 2017, titled “Strengthening of Democracy at Grass-roots Level to the members of Local Tibetan Assembly”, started with a welcome speech by Mr. Tsering Dhondup, Tibetan Settlement Officer, Shillong. The Speakers for the workshop are Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, Deputy Speaker, Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Geshe Monlam Tharchin, members of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. At least 50 participants, which includes settlement officers, chairmen and vice-chairmen of local Tibetan assemblies, are taking part in the workshop.
This workshop aims at strengthening Tibetan democracy at the grass root level by imparting the participants with the detailed information on Central Tibetan Administrative Charter, Budget Policy, proceeding of Parliamentary session etc in an effort to imbibe them with the capabilities to understand and raise the issues of general public, to make informed decisions and to hold public offices accountable.
Within the 5 days workshop, the participants will also engage in Question-Answer session along with a mock session under the guidance of the respective speakers.
– Report filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat –