Kalon Paljor Tsering(sitting first from the left) with other members of Kashag during the official ceremony to mark his appointment as the new Kalon held this morning at Kashag Secretariat (Photo: Sangjey Kep)
Dharamshala, November 28 - The official ceremony for the appointment of Mr Paljor Tsering as the new Kalon was held in early this morning in the Kashag Secretariat.
After his nomination was approved by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, he was sworn into office by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 24 November in New Delhi.
Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche, Health Kalon Kesang Yangkyi Takla, Education Kalon Thupten Lugrig and Kalon Tsering Dhondup of the Department of Home and the chief election commissioner Mr Tashi Phuntsok were present at the felicitation ceremony.
Other dignitaries present at the ceremony were secretaries from departments of the Central Tibetan Administration and representatives from Tibetan institutions based in Dharamshala.
Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche felicitating Kalon Paljor Tsering
An announcement issued this morning by the Kashag secretariat declared that Mr Paljor Tsering is appointed as the new Kalon for Health.
Former health Kalon Mrs Kesang Yangkyi Takla was appointed as Kalon for the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR). Kalon Tempa Tsering will continue to be the representative at the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi.(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.)