Dharamsala : As per the designated schedule of Tibetan settlements official visitation/assesment by the 16th Tibetan Parliament in Exile, parliamentarians Mrs. Youdon Aukatsang and Mrs. Tsering Lhamo’s official visit Bengaluru, Mysore and the Tibetan settlements under the jurisdiction of Lugsung Samdrupling Tibetan Settlement Office, Bylakuppe to meet Tibetan students and people living there from July 18, 2018 to July 28, 2018.was successfully concluded with their arrival at their respective residences on July 28, 2018.
With the commencement of their agendas on July 19, they visited Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Studies at Bangaluru and addressed the Tibetan students studying there. They also paid a visit to the Neelamangala Vocational Training Centre, which is under the jurisdiction of Department of Home, CTA and addressed the students pursuing various vocations there. They also met with Tibetan youth pursuing higher studies in the city as well as the Tibetan merchants, engaging in modest commercial activities and addressed them.
Subsequently, as per their pre-defined program, they met with the students pursuing further studies in Mangalore and later visited the offices of Lugsung Samdupling Tibetan settlement, Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement; local Tibetan Justice Commission; Old-age home; Co-operative society and its branches; local Mentsekhang; Phendey Gatseyling Karuna Home for the Disable; residential quarters of the retired CTA staffs and newly-arrived Tibetans from Tibet; CST and Sambhota Tibetan school; monasteries etc. They also visited the ongoing project sites.
During the meetings with the local Tibetan residents of the settlement along with the students, monks and nuns, the two parliamentarians addressed them after the assessment of the affairs and issues concerning their welfare during their visit around the settlement.
While on their visitation, exchange of opinions between the two Tibetan law-makers and Tibetan residents and students alike. A shugmol meeting with the local authorities of Tibetan communities, including the Tibetan settlement officer was conducted and a total of 8 public addresses were given by the two parliamentarians. During the respective meetings with the Tibetan students and residents, the two parliamentarians elucidated the audience on the policies and the essence of Central Tibetan Administration, critical situations of both inside and outside Tibet and India and on the relative international political scenario as well as of Inida. They also engaged in discussions and held question-answer session with the audiences.
This itinerary of 13 days concluded successfully with their comprehensive assessment on the conditions of destitute as well as recording of the supplications of required review and grievances related to the college-goers, general public, schools and monasteries.
Each of the grievances as per chronicled by the two parliamentarians will be forwarded to Cabinet for effective grievances redress by the concerned departments of the Central Tibetan Administration through the standing committee of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.