Bir: Tibetan parliament-in-exile concluded its five days workshop at Bir today. The third day of the workshop was followed by preparation for the mock sessions. The participants were divided into groups and were tasked with preparation of starred questions, resolutions on solidarity, official resolutions, annual report of the settlement office and budget estimation proposal. The drafting committee was also formed to prepare a draft Charter and legislative amendments, which were all presented during the mock sessions.
The last two days of the mock session was actively participated by the members. It was executed like an actual session of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile beginning with Speaker’s commencement announcement followed by ceremonial serving of Tibetan butter tea and sweet rice. Both the resource persons intervened in-between to guide the participants whenever an error was made by them. The Speakers of the LTA from the different settlements chaired the session turn wise. The mock session concluded on the fifth day afternoon.
The five days workshop on ‘Strengthening of Democracy at grass root level to the Members of Local Tibetan Assembly’, thus, concluded successfully with question-answer round and suggestions and opinions from the participants. Mr. Dargyal, Speaker of LTA Bir Tibet Society expressed the utility of this workshop and how it will help them in their performance. Geshe Monlam Tharchin, Member of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in his closing remark appreciated the participants for the active participation and their rapt attention. He also thanked Bir Tibet Society for organizing the workshop very well and for their efficiency. Mrs Dolma Tsering, Settlement Officer of BTS thanked the Resource persons, organizing staffs and participants from various settlements for taking part in the workshop.
A dinner gathering was organized on the last day and was attended by the resource persons, participants of the workshop, Mrs.Juchen Kunchok Chodon, member of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Heads of the schools, hospital, Tibetan medical center and Abbots of the Monasteries in the Bir settlement.