Dharamshala: After having visited 9 Tibetan settlements across North East India, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay visited Paonta Cholsum settlement as part of the final leg of his farewell tour.
On 3 March, Sikyong arrived at the settlement to a rousing welcome following which he was treated to Tibetan folk dances performed by the local Tibetan opera association.
The next day, Sikyong inaugurated the newly built children gymnasium and later addressed the Tibetan residents including settlement officers of Kham Khatok settlement and Gapa settlement in Kumrao.
Sikyong gave a rundown on some of the achievements attained by his administration particularly highlighting the improvement in the education system which he asserted was his vision and priority on becoming Sikyong for the first time.
“The Tibetan schools have made a considerable improvement in CBSE 10th and 12th results securing more than 90 per cent”, he added.
Similarly, Sikyong spoke on the improved financial status of CTA in addition to the substantial rise in the influx of fund and donation made possible by the support of the US government through its Tibet Policy and Support Act 2020. Sikyong also mentioned the new infrastructures and buildings renovated at Gangchen Kyishong, the seat of Central Tibetan Administration.
Settlement Officer Gelek Jamyang expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Sikyong for his relentless service on behalf of the community.
After successfully concluding his engagement, Sikyong left for Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh.
Since 19 February, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay who is nearing the completion of his term embarked on a 13-day long farewell tour to 10 Tibetan settlements across the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and West Bengal.