Dharamshala, August 11 - The 12th Kashag had a farewell audience this morning by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The current Kashag's term of office expires on 14 August 2006.
The incumbent Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche who won the election for the second successive term will begin his office term from 15 August 2006.
Kalon Tripa will form his Kashag and will seek approval of the Assembly of the Tibetan People's Deputies when it holds its second session this September.
The Assembly will offer a farewell dinner for the Kashag on 14 August.
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