October 15, 2017
Published By Tenzin Saldon
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Deputy Speaker with Shri Ravi Kandal, Ambassador of Peace and the founder of Kingdom Foundation, New York. Photo/Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat

Dharamsala: Shri Ravi Kandal, Ambassador of Peace and the founder of Kingdom Foundation, New York visited the Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat to intimate himself with the matrix of the socio-cultural and the administration of the Central Tibetan Administration as well as the Tibetan community on Wednesday, last week.

Welcomed by the Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, he was elucidated in detail on the development of Tibetan movement in exile Tibetan communities and on international platform on larger scale.

He further illuminated the visitor on the history of Tibet, the invasion of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China, segregation of Tibet into various prefectures and the hard-line policies adopted by the Chinese government leading to escalated numbers of self-immolation.

Deputy Speaker with Shri Ravi Kandal, Ambassador of Peace and the founder of Kingdom Foundation, New York. Photo/Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat

He also talked about destruction of Tibet’s environment and ecological system, displacement of nomads, assimilation of Tibetan language and culture as well as various hydrological projects, which also threatens the sustainability of water resources in the neighboring countries.

Shri Ravi Kandal was apprised with the exiled Tibetan Parliamentary composition and functions, its electoral system as well as the its session.

He particularly referred to the Central Tibetan Administration’s political outlook of the Middle Way Approach and the need for resumption of dialogue between the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and China in order to resolve the issue of Tibet.

The Deputy Speaker also answered questions posed by the visitor.

Thereafter, he took a guided tour to the Parliamentary Hall.

-Report filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat-


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