Dharamsala: Presided over by Speaker Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, the third day of the sixth session of the sixteenth Tibetan Parliament-in-exile convened at 9:30 am in continuation with the agenda of Sept 19, viz., general debate and discussion on the 2017-18 report of Department of Home.
Todays’ session saw some significant discussions over the topic such as the sustenance of Tibetan settlements and Tibetan cooperative societies in India; provision of accommodations to the newly-arrived Tibetans from Tibet; supporting the Tibetan agriculturalists with conducive provisions; equipping the Tibetan youth with vocational skills via various training programs; facilitating educational and health policy to encourage higher birth rates in Tibetan community etc.,
Aside from the discussion and suggestions on the important aspects of the Tibetan community pertaining to the Department of Home’s 2017-18 report, the House also saw the members of Tibetan parliament expressing their due commendation over efforts and performance of the department, in particular, the facilitation of old-age homes in Kalimpong and Bylakuppee.
The afternoon session was presided over by Deputy Speaker Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok after the lunch break for its third sitting.
With the completion of general debate and discussion over the 2017-18 report of Department of Home, Deputy Speaker directed the House to proceed with the second agenda on the day’s list of business.
27 parliamentarians participated in the debate and discussion over the 2017-18 report of Department of Home.
Subsequently, Kalon Karma Yeshi, Department of Finance, CTA presented the précis 2017-18 report of his department and Parliamentarian Ven. Tenpa Yarphel presented the reviewed report on the same by the Standing Committee.
Thereafter, Parliamentarian Ven. Geshe Monlam Tharchin tabled the motion for debate on both the 2017-18 reports of Department of Finance, which was supported by Parliamentarian Ven. Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tsetan.
The next day’s agenda shall continue with the provision of answers and clarification by Finance Kalon, which was paused due to time constraint in accordance to the list of business.
The House then, adjourned at 5:00 pm till 9:30 am of the next day.