Dharamsala: As per the pre-defined schedule of Tibetan settlements official visitation by the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Parliamentarian Mrs. Dolma Tsering’s visit to Tibetan settlements in Arunachal Pradesh, viz., Dhargeyling Tibetan settlement, Tezu; Cheopheling Tibetan settlement, Miao; Tuting as well as Dimapur and Kohima, the Tibetan market hub in Nagaland state of India from Oct 7 to Oct 24 was successfully concluded with her arrival at Dharamsala on 25 Oct.
Upon her arrival at the Dimapur railway station on Oct 9, the Director of the Old People Home and the President of the Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement, Miao, warmly received her. At the Kohima Tibetan sweater market hub, she was welcomed by Mrs Tsering la, the Head of Tibetan sweater market at the region. She was received with equal exuberance by the Settlement officers, Chairmen of local Tibetan assemblies, President of Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement, President of cooperative societies and other dignitaries during her visit to the aforementioned settlements.
From 10th Oct, with the beginning of her official Program, the parliamentarian met and addressed the Tibetans sweater sellers in Kohima and Dimapur respectively. Following her pre-defined program, she visited the Tibetan settlement offices, Cooperative Societies, Schools, Mentsekhang, Primary health clinics, Monasteries, Nurseries of Miao Choepheling, Tezu Dhargeyling and Tuting. She also visited the land and staff quarters donated by Yang Sang Association to the branch Mentsekhang in Tuting as well.
She also paid homage to the sacred Buddhist relics in the Buddhist Museum of Ngesang Dongak Jangchub Dharje Ling Monastery in Tuting and appraised the medical accommodation and facilities provided to the Tibetan people by the abbot of the Monastery in Dibrugarh.
During this visit, a general meeting with a Tibetan community was held and a total of 18 of public addresses were given. At the gathering of Tibetan students and general Tibetan people, she elucidated the audience on the achievement of His holiness the Dalai Lama, the responsibility of the leaders and public in a Democratic system, the critical situation inside Tibet and its relative political international scenario as well as the program of the recent parliamentary session.
This visitation was particularly highlighted by her visits to the remote villages under the jurisdiction of Tuting settlement office viz., Nyiring, Pekong, Lali, Bona, Kopu, Gelling, Norbuling, Mankota-Yortung. There, she addressed the public on the importance of Tibetan language in comprehensive understanding of Buddhism citing various speeches of His Holiness the Dalai lama. She also advised them to learn Tibetan dictions,so that the next parliamentary visit could be conducted without the need for any translators, to which the residents readily promised.
Furthermore at the request of the abbot of Ngesang Dongak Jangchub Dharje Ling Monastery, she addressed the students of monastery on the importance of education. Similarly, she also talked to the students and teachers of different schools regarding the responsibility of each and everyone to produce educated and well-mannered youths.
This itinerary of 19 days concluded successfully with her comprehensive inquiry and assessment of the conditions of destitute and recording of the grievances concerning public, schools and monasteries concerning their welfare and administration.
The grievances as per chronicled by the parliamentarians will be forwarded to the concerned departments of the Central Tibetan Administration under the Cabinet for effective grievance redressal through the standing committee of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.