Bangalore: After the successful tour to the five southern Tibetan settlements, Home Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang chaired a meeting convened by the Chief Representative Office Bangalore to discuss and approve on the allotment of 30 million Rupees grant-in-aid sanctioned by the Karnataka State Government to the five southern Tibetan settlements and Chief Representative Office, Bangalore.
The Chief Representative officer Mr Chophel Thupten gave a detailed background on the grant in aid and the process as followed.
The formal proposal request was submitted by Home Kalon along with Chief Representative south zone in December 2018 and subsequently follow up meetings and channelling of funds was initiated, he said.
Home Kalon extolled on the efforts put in by the Chief Representative Officer in securing the grant-in-aid and said that the five Tibetan refugee settlements in Karnataka face many challenges and problems due to lack of financial resources related to maintenance, development and administration of the settlements.
To effectively resolve these issues and ensure long term sustainability of the settlements, the grant-in-aid will greatly help with the administrative expenses and at the same time provide benefits to the settlers, said Kalon.