14th Administrative Conference of the Tibetan Settlement Officers concludes with successful ratification of 12 agendas

Dharamshala: The three-day 14th Administrative Conference of the Tibetan Settlement Officers concluded in the evening of 11th November at Sikyong Hall. The concluding session was attended by Sikyong Penpa Tsering accompanied by Kalon Gyari Dolma of Security Department, Kalon Tharlam Dolma of Education Department, and Kalon Norzin Dolma of Department of Information and International Relations, along with Kashag Secretary Tsegyal Chukya Dranyi, Home Secretary Tsewang Dolma Shosur, and Additional Secretary Tsetan Kalsang of Home Department. 

Secretary Tsewang Dolma Shosur remarked that the conference has successfully concluded with the solemn participation by the Settlement Officers during the process. The participants were divided into four teams with a coordinator in each team from the Home Department. 

In his concluding remarks, Sikyong Penpa Tsering addressed the Settlement Officers that the success of agenda ratification would be determined by how well it is implemented by the Settlement Officers back in their settlements. Sikyong iterated Settlement Officers to bring every suggestion and solution necessary for the well-being of Tibetans to the table without hesitation. He also suggested Settlement Officers to give consideration to Monasteries, Schools and Self-reliant Co-operative Society in their respective settlements. 

Apart from the issues related to settlements, Sikyong also talked about the CTA’s Middle Way Policy to the Settlement Officers. Sikyong Penpa Tsering mentioned that Kashag must move towards a singular goal despite differences in individual political perspectives to resolve the Tibetan struggle effectively. 

Before wrapping up the event, Additional Secretary Tsetan Kalsang read out the ratified agendas of the Conference. 

Secretary Tsewang Dolma Shosur giving the concluding remark of the conference. Photo/Tenzin Phende/CTA