Dharamshala: Member of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Dolma Tsering concluded her official visit to Tibetan settlements in North East India on 24 October.
The Tibetan parliamentarian visited over five Tibetan settlements and communities in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, includingDhargeyling Tibetan settlement, Tezu, Cheopheling Tibetan settlement, Miao, Tuting, Dimapur and Kohima, the Tibetan market hub in Nagaland state of India from 7 – 24 October.
On her arrival in the Dimapur on 9 October, Parliamentarian Dolma Tsering was received by Director of the Old People Home and the President of the Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement, Miao.
At the Kohima Tibetan sweater market hub, she was welcomed by Tsering, the Head of Tibetan sweater market at the region. She was received with equal exuberance by the Settlement officers, Chairmen of local Tibetan assemblies, President of Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement, President of cooperative societies and other dignitaries during her visit to the settlements.
From 10 October, the parliamentarian met with and addressed Tibetans sweater sellers in Kohima and Dimapur respectively. She later visited the Tibetan settlement offices, Cooperative Societies, Schools, Mentsekhang, Primary health clinics, Monasteries, Nurseries of Miao Choepheling, Tezu Dhargeyling and Tuting.
She also visited the land and staff quarters donated by Yang Sang Association to the branch Mentsekhang in Tuting as well.
MP Dolma Tsering paid homage to the sacred Buddhist relics in the Buddhist Museum of Ngesang Dongak Jangchub Dharje Ling Monastery in Tuting and appraised the medical accommodation and facilities provided to the Tibetan people by the abbot of the Monastery in Dibrugarh.
During this visit, a general meeting with a Tibetan community was held and a total of 18 of public addresses were given. At a gathering of Tibetan students and general Tibetan people, she elucidated the audience on the achievement of His holiness the Dalai Lama, the responsibility of the leaders and public in a Democratic system, the critical situation inside Tibet and its relative political international scenario as well as the program of the recent parliamentary session.
Highlights of the official visit was marked by the MP’s visit to remote villages under the jurisdiction of Tuting settlement office viz., Nyiring, Pekong, Lali, Bona, Kopu, Gelling, Norbuling, Mankota-Yortung, where she addressed the public on importance of Tibetan language in comprehensive understanding of Buddhism citing various speeches of His Holiness the Dalai lama.
She also advised them to learn Tibetan dictions, so that the next parliamentary visit could be conducted without the need for any translators, to which the residents readily promised.
Furthermore at the request of the abbot of Ngesang Dongak Jangchub Dharje Ling Monastery, she addressed the students of monastery on the importance of education. Similarly, she also talked to the students and teachers of different schools regarding the responsibility of each and everyone to produce educated and well-mannered youths.
This itinerary of 19 days concluded successfully with her comprehensive inquiry and assessment of the conditions of destitute and recording of the grievances concerning public, schools and monasteries concerning their welfare and administration.
The report will be forwarded to the concerned departments of the Central Tibetan Administration under the Cabinet for effective redressal, through the standing committee of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
-Report filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat-