Dharamshala: Kesang Tenzin Bhutia, serving as the Principal of CST Kalimpong, passed away on January 13, 2014. He was 58. Born on May 5, 1955 in Sakya, Tibet, KesangTenzin Bhutia did his primary schooling from CST Darjeeling and later joined Dr. Graham's Homes, Kalimpong from where he completed his class XII.

According to CTA, he joined St. Stephen's College, Delhi University in 1972 and obtained his BA and MA degrees in History. Later he also did his B.Ed from Government College of Education, Punjab University, Chandigarh. He started his career in 1982 as a Post Graduate Teacher in History at Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok, Sikkim where he served until 1985. From 1986 to 1992, he served his alma mater, Dr. Graham's Homes as a History teacher.

He joined Central Tibetan Schools Administration in August 1992 and served as a Principal in CST Mundgod, CST Kalimpong, CST Darjeeling and CST Mussoorie. For his tireless dedication and outstanding contribution towards the education of children, he was honored with the National Award to Teachers for the year 2010.

He is survived by his wife Mrs Chungla, and three children Mr. Jigme Dorjee, Dr. Sonam Gyatso and Ms.Tenzin Zompa. The Department of Education, CTA expresses its deep sadness and condolences at the passing of Kesang Tenzin Bhutia.

Victoria: – The first Tibetans to settle in Calgary city, province of Alberta, Canada, under Canada's Tibetan resettlement program will arrive on Saturday, January 18. They will be greeted at the airport by sponsors and Tibet supporters.

They are part of a Government of Canada public policy that is facilitating the immigration of up to 1,000 displaced Tibetans living in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. This policy followed a 2007 appeal by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Project Tibet Society, who is facilitating the national resettlement effort, is working with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society and the Tibetan Association of Alberta in the local resettlement effort.

Dharamshala: - Kirti Dolkar Lhamo resigned as a member of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile after serving as an member of parliament since 1991.

"In her resignation letter submitted to the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, she has cited personal reasons for resigning from her role as a member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile," the Tibetan Parliamentary secretariat said.

"She has further expressed her best wishes to the Tibetan Parliament in their future endeavours, urging them to continue their hard work and dedication to resolve the issue of Tibet for the reunification of Tibetans inside and outside Tibet," it said.

According to CTA, Dolkar Lhamo is a member of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from Dhomay Region. She was first elected to the Tibetan Parliament in 1991. Since then, she was elected as a member of the Tibetan Parliament in five consecutive elections, serving more than 20 years in the Tibetan Parliament.

(Victoria, 25 November 2013) – The first of 1,000 displaced Tibetans selected to resettle in Canada will arrive in Toronto and Ottawa on Friday, November 29

"They will be greeted at both airports by private sponsors and Tibet supporters," the Project Tibet Society said.

They are part of a Government of Canada public policy that is facilitating the immigration of up to 1,000 Tibetans living in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India.

This policy followed a 2007 appeal by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Others selected in the first round will arrive in Vancouver and Victoria on December 14th and in Calgary in January.

Project Tibet Society was founded in 2011, as part of the public policy to oversee the implementation of this project.

Dharamshala: - The Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration has announced the dates of the mid-term poll for one Dho-May Chithue (Member of Tibetan Parliament from Dho-May constituency).

According to the announcement, the preliminary election will be held on 17 February 2014. The final election will be held on 09 June 2014.

The mid-term poll is necessitated by the resignation of Kirti Dolkar Lhamo, a member of Tibetan Parliament from Do-Mey constituency.

Brussels: - Henri Malosse, EES President, received Dicki Chhoyang, Kalon or minister of the Central Tibetan Administration, on 26 November 2013.

Both expressed their deep concerns on violations of Human rights in the Tibet region.

They stressed the necessity of reopening the Dialogue between the Chinese government and the Tibetan people, represented by the Central Tibetan Administration.

They also appealed for the real support of the European institutions in this conflict that has lasted too long.

Ms Chhoyang also met with EESC members Anne-Marie Sigmund, Béatrice Ouin and Thomas Janson.

Dharamshala: - The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Ladakh on Monday, July 29 for a three-week stay during which he will undertake a 3-week meditational retreat at Shiwatsel Phodrang, Choglamsar, Leh, the capital of Ladakh, J&K State, India.

According to media reports, top dignitaries, including His Eminence Gaden Tripa Rizong Rinpoche, Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora and chief executive councilor of Ladakh, received His Holiness on his arrival at the airport.

Thousands of local people and Tibetans came in their traditional dresses to welcome His Holiness.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Ladakh after successfully concluding nearly a month-long visit in southern Indian state of Karnataka and Maharashtra.

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