A fourteen-member Indian media delegation from the regional newspapers across India visited Dharamshala, as a part of its annual program organized by the New-Delhi based India Tibet Coordination Office (ITCO) from 27 to 30 September. The delegation included fourteen journalists from Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Bihar , Jharkhand, Karnataka, Gujarat and Delhi.
The members met Prime Minister of Tibetan government in exile, Samdhong Rinpoche, who briefed them on the status of the dialogue between the Central Tibetan Administration and People’s Republic of China. The Prime Minister also conveyed gratitude to the government of India for its genuine support for the Tibetan populace living in India.
Sonam Dagpo, Secretary for International Relations of the Department of Information and International Relation briefed them on the historical background of Tibet, and the democratic set-up of the Central Tibetan Administration.
The delegates observed the 4th session of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile (TPiE). The Deputy Speaker of TPiE, Mrs. Dolma Gyari explained how the Tibetan people elect members of the TPiE and also briefed them on the functions of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
Information Secretary of the DIIR, Mr. Thupten Samphel gave a detail overview on the democratization process in the Central Tibetan Administration and the preservation of all aspects of Tibet’s rich identity in the Tibetan communities spread across the world.