Dharamshala: Tibetan Parliamentarians Serta Tsultrim and Dorjee Tseten visited various Tibetan settlements and communities of Manali, Kullu, Bhuntar, Pandoh Tashi Ling, Sundarnagar, Mandi, Tso Pema and the three settlements of Bir and Tashi Jong. The official tour spanned from 6 June to 3 July 2019.
On 6 June, the Tibetan parliamentary delegation visited Tashi Jong Tibetan settlement. Parliamentarian Serta Tsultrim spoke about the major themes including the political stand of Central Tibetan Administration and His Holiness the Dalai Lama towards the resolution of Tibet issue, while Parliamentarian Dorjee Tseten spoke about the international situation and status of Tibet and China.
On 19 June, the Parliamentarians addressed Bir Tibetan Society and Bir Nangchen Chauntra. They answered questions asked by people and addressed their opinions and grievances.
Later they visited Pema Ewam Chogar Gyurme Ling Monastery, Sambhota Tibetan School of Chauntra, and Dzongsar Sheda.
On 20 June, the Parliamentarians addressed the staff and students of TCV Chauntra, where they spoke about the importance of education to the students. They also addressed the people of lily village, Bir on the political stand of Central Tibetan Administration and His Holiness the Dalai Lama to resolve the issue of Tibet, and about the international situation, and status of Tibet and China. They later visited Choekhorling Monastery and Men-Tse-khang.
The Parliamentarians also addressed the people of Bir Dege and visited Sherabling on 21 June.
On 22 June the Parliamentarians addressed the members of Bir Tibetan Society. Later, they held a meeting with the officials and NGO heads at Settlement Office to discuss issues related to the settlement. Afterwards, they visited Diru Dechen Choling, health care center, Men-Tse-Khang, and school.
Their other visits include TCV Suja on 24 June, Bummang Jampaling Monastery and old age home of Chauntra.
on 29 June, Parliamentarian Serta Tsultrim visited Monasteries and mountain retreats of Tso Pema and addressed the Tibetan community of Tso Pema.
Similarly, he visited and addressed Mandi, Sundarnagar, and Pandoh Tashiling Tibetan Settlement respectively on 30 June. He also visited Pandoh Dam, where initially Tibetans used to work when they first settled at the settlement.
On 1 July, the Tibetan parliamentarian visited Tibetan settlements of Youlo Koe and Dope Palrabling to examine the area’s condition after last year’s flood. He also visited Yeshi Rabgyaling Nunnery, Duk Dechen Choeling, Dhakpo Shedupling, Local Tibetan Assembly’s hall, the office of Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement and Settlement Office.
Next day, he visited 15 Mile, Manali and examined current condition after last year’s flood. He then visited Ngari Monastery, Samten Choeling, Health care center, Men-Tse-Khang, and Sambhota Tibetan School of the area.
Finally, on 3 July, he concluded his official tour by addressing a gathering of all the Tibetans residing in Kullu, Manali area in Patlikul vocational training center’s hall. He answered and clarified doubts and questions from the members of the settlement.
-Filed by Tibetan Parliamentarian Secretariat