Lugsam, Bylakuppe: The National Highway Authority of India in connection with its road extension project of the Mysore-Madikeri route, and the acquisition of 100 acres of Lugsam settlement fields has held rounds of discussions since August with the Kashag-led Central Tibetan Administration, in coordination with the Department of Home, the South-zone Chief Representative Office, the Settlement Office, and the Special Land Acquisition Officer and Competent Authority based in Mysore.
The Dalai Lama’s Representative Office in Delhi tabled discussions with the Ministry of Road Transport, Department of Home and Foreign Affairs’ Office at the centre level, similarly, the South-zone Chief Representative Office held a series of discussions with the state’s General Secretary and Revenue Secretary and local dignitaries, in particular, visiting the Mysuru & Kodagu MP Pratap Simha on December 9 seeking the official’s support with compensation and handed the supporting letter of the Ministry of Road Transport.
On December 12, a delegation comprising of the President of the Cooperative Society, Tibetan Parliament member Pema Delek, South-zone Chief Representative Choephel Thupten, Settlement Officer Thupten Tsering, paid an official visit to Nagpur to meet with Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari that was facilitated by Settlement Officer of Delhi and made an earnest appeal for consideration by speech and letter.
The rounds of meetings were successful in communicating the matter clearly and were held in adherence to covid regulations.
Read the official report in Tibetan below.