Home Kalon Dolma Gyari being received by local Tibetans in Leh, Ladakh. March 2013.
DHARAMSHALA, March 7: Ministers of the exile Tibetan administration will be travelling to four different continents on the occasion of the 54th Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, which starting from this year, will also be observed as Martyr’s Day.
The Kalons will be attending March 10 functions in Japan, Taiwan, Australia, the United States, Belgium, and Ladakh,
The Dharamshala based Central Tibetan Administration, on its official website, said the visits “aim to apprise the Tibetans about the policies of and efforts being made by the CTA concerning the grim situation in Tibet.”
Kalon Pema Chhinjor of the Department of Religion and Culture is in Australia (March 6 – 13) and will be meeting Australian lawmakers at the Parliament House. He is also scheduled to brief the Special Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade on the prevailing human rights situation in Tibet with particular reference to religion and culture in Canberra on March 12.
Home Kalon Dolma Gyari is currently on a visit to Sonamling Tibetan settlement and Jangthang regions of Ladakh in north India. Recently, Tibetan nomads in the region suffered huge loss of livestocks due to extremely cold conditions. His Holiness the Dalai Lama had earlier donated INR 10 lac for emergency relief work in addition to INR 5 lac released by CTA.
Kalon Tsering Dhondup of the Finance Department is currently visiting Taiwan (March 6-11) and is scheduled to meet members of the Taiwanese Parliament.
Kalon Ngodup Donchung of the Department of Security will visit the United States from March 9 – 14. He will address the March 10 rally in New York in front of the United Nations office.
Kalon Dicki Chhoyang of the Department of Information & International Relations will join Speaker Penpa Tsering of the Tibetan Parliament and members of the European Parliament for the European Solidarity Rally in Brussels on March 10.
Health Kalon Dr Tsering Wangchuk will visit Japan from March 8 – 13 and attend the National Uprising Day function in Tokyo.
Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay this week returned from a trip to North America during which he lobbied with lawmakers in Canada and testified before the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Canadian Parliament on February 26 in Ottawa.