On 19th August 2017, after arrival from Bangalore city Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang inaugurated the settlement’s new office building.
The program began at 1:30 afternoon with ceremonial prayer recitation led by administrators of monasteries who have arrived for the official program, followed by unveiling of the stone name plaque and ribbon cutting ceremony; Mr.Chisa Tselha, officiating Settlement Officer accompanied Home Kalon.
Later, ceremonial sweet rice and tea was served after a round of inspection in the new office premises, this was followed by lighting of butter lamp and offering of traditional scarf on the portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The new office building consist of one room for the settlement officer with attached toilet, one room for office secretary, a common big staff office, meeting hall, two store rooms, office kitchen, common toilets and two rooms designated for Local Tibetan Freedom Movement Office.
The construction of the new office building is funded by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India through Department of Home, CTA.
Opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Pema Delek, Member of Tibetan Parliament in exile, Mr. Chhimey Rigzen, Secretary of Department of Home, Mr. Chomphel Thupten, South Zone chief representative, five south settlement officers – who have come for the three days of workshop organised by Department of Home, members of Local Tibetan Assembly, administrators of the local monasteries, camp leaders and NGO heads.
– Report filed by Department of Home –