DHARAMSHALA: Chaired by Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, the second day of the 5th session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile began with Parliamentarian Khenpo Jamphel Tenzin calling upon the attention of Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, Department of Religion and Culture to the matter of urgent public importance pertaining to the well-being and long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as for the collective merit of Tibetans.
Parliamentarian Jamphel Tenzin put forward the motion that Kalon should direct the general Tibetan public to accumulate prayers and indulge in meritorious deeds by abandoning the 10 unwholesome deeds (Dasa Akusala). The motion was supported by Parliamentarian Lopon Thupten Gyaltsen.
The session then continued with the debate on the official solidarity resolutions on the critical situations inside Tibet and Tibetans facing severe persecutions under the Chinese government. 18 parliamentarians participated in the debate, thereafter, the motion on official solidarity resolution was passed unanimously.
The afternoon session continued with debate on the budget of the various departments and offices under the Central Tibetan Administration for the year 2017-18. a total of 15 parliamentarians took part in the debate.
The debate paved way for the fourth list of business for the day with Kalon of Department of Finance, Karma Yeshi providing the requisite clarifications against the doubts and questions raised by the concerned parliamentarians, which will also continue tomorrow. The remainder list of business will be incorporated into the next day’s.
The session adjourned at 5 pm until Friday morning.
-Filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat-