On the third day of Sikyong Penpa Tsering’s arrival in Shimla, he called on the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shri Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. During the meeting, Sikyong raised the issues of land lease problems faced by the Tibetan residents and appealed to the CM to resolve the issues to which the latter responded positively.
In the morning, Sikyong paid visits to the Tibetan cluster communities in Chimey Ling, Tridey Ling, and the local Tibetan market and listened to their welfare concerns. He was accompanied by Chief Representative Officer Tsewang Phuntsok and staff of CRO, Chairman of Local Tibetan Assembly Tenzin, Additional Secretary Tenzin Norbu, Joint Secretary Tashi Dickey, Department of Home, CTA.
Following the assessment visits, Sikyong delivered public address where he stressed the importance of abiding by the advice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to ensure he lives up to the prophesied age. He asserted the need for the Tibetan community to be self-reliant and further identified the key sustenance challenge of settlements due to youth migration to cities and abroad.
The gathering was advised to read Kashag’s vision paper to understand better the goals of the 16th Kashag.
Chairman of Local Tibetan Assembly Tenzin was honoured for his valuable contributions to the Tibetan community in Shimla and certificates of ownership were also distributed at the programme to the shop owners as part of the event.