Dharamshala: The Additional Secretary of the Home Department, Tenzin Norbu concluded his three-day official tour of the Dalhousie Tibetan settlement from September 10th to 13th, 2023. The purpose of this visit was to evaluate the ongoing projects funded by various donors, ensure proper fund utilization, and address land encroachment issues concerning the Tibetan community in Dalhousie.
During the visit, the Additional Secretary along with the settlement officer examined several ongoing projects that had received funding from different donors. The primary objective was to ascertain that these funds were being effectively and judiciously utilized.
Additionally, he also inspected the completed projects funded by different departments of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) to alleviate the challenges faced by the Tibetan community residing in Dalhousie. It aimed to assess the impact and effectiveness of these initiatives in improving the quality of life for the community.
Afterwards, he held a meeting with the new and outgoing board members of the Dalhousie Tibetan Refugee Handicraft Centre. The primary focus of this meeting was to address the pressing issue of land encroachment by neighbouring local residents. After the meeting, he visited the site of the encroachment area and examined the land documents of the TRHC to discuss strategies to resolve the problem and provide the necessary assistance to safeguard the interests of the Tibetan community. In response to the land encroachment issue, the Additional Secretary advised the Tibetan Refugee Handicraft Centre to seek legal counsel if the situation required it.
-Reported by Department of Home