European Parliament Tibet Intergroup to Visit Dharamshala
Friday, 24 February 2006, 3:00 PM
Dharamshala (TibetNet): 31 members of the European Parliament Tibet Intergroup (EPTI) will be visiting Dharamshala from 27 February to 3 March 2006. The visiting group comprise of 11 members of the European Union and a list of 20 aides to members of the EPIT.
Mr. Thomas M. Mann, president of the EPTI, and Mrs. Lissy Groner, vice-president of the EPTI, will lead the group. Tenzin Wangmo Dunchu, coordinator of the Office of Tibet in Brussel, and Tsering Jampa, member of the International Campaign for Tibet in Netherlands, will accompany the group during their visit to India.
The group will arrive in Delhi on 27 February from where they will head to Dekyiling Tibetan settlement in Dehra Dun, where they will visit the Sakya centre and take part in the Tibetan new year celebration which falls on 28 February. They are also expected to visit the Sakya nunnery and Dekyiling Tibetan settlement.
On 2 March 2006, members of the EPTI will have an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
During their 5-day visit to Dharamshala, they will meet Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche and his Kashag colleagues and visit the Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies (ATPD), followed by a meeting with the standing committee members of the ATPD.
They will also visit the Library of Tibetan Work and Archives, the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, the Tibetan Reception Centre, the Norbulinka Institute and meet with the Tibetan non-governmental organisations like the Tibetan Youth Congress, the Tibetan Women’s Association, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, the National Democratic Party of Tibet and the Gu-Chu-Sum, an association of former political prisoners.
The EPTI was founded in 1989 by Mr. M. Michel Harve to create opportunities to discuss the situation in Tibet among members of the European parliament. The group was restructured in 1994 by Mr. James Moorehouse with five vice-presidents.
Since 1999 the group is headed by president Mr. Thomas Mann and secretary Mrs. Gabriela Reichert from 1998.
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