Dharamshala: The Department of Religion and Culture (DoRC), Department of Home (DoH), Department of Education (DoE), and Department of Health (DoHe) jointly held a press conference on the Central Tibetan administration’s household listing survey project earlier today at the Lhakpa Tsering hall.
Speaking to the media during the press conference, Secretary Palden Dhondup, on behalf of all four departments, introduced the objectives of this survey. He said, “As we currently lack a proper household list of the Tibetan communities in India and Nepal, this forthcoming survey would provide us with an accurate statistic and help us efficiently formulate future projects. In the past, because of the dearth of actionable data, our high-cost projects have sometimes gone into ineffective.” Hence, on behalf of all four departments, he implored, “We urged all the members of the Tibetan community across Tibetan settlements in India and Nepal to participate in this survey to cooperate with our endeavour” that will allow the Central Tibetan Administration to serve exile-Tibetan’s welfare successfully.
According to Secretary Palden Dhondup, the survey will be held between coming February and April this year with the help from Sambodhi Research & Communications Pvt. Ltd through funding from the Tibet Fund. He said, “Several meetings were held yesterday with the Tibetan Settlement Officers to inform their roles in this survey as they represent all four departments at their respective settlements.” Similarly, in order to make this household listing survey a successful one, seven trainings at different regions will be provided beginning from 17 February with the field experts’ help to all the enumerators selected from the Tibetan settlements.
The joint press conference was also addressed by Secretary Chime Tseyang (DoRC) and Joint Secretary Tsering Youdon (DoHe). Additional Secretary Sonam Sangpo participated in the joint press conference on behalf of DoE.