Tibetan government-in-exile to swear in new Kalons today.



Dharamshala ( Sep 16) : Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) of Tibetan Government in exile Lobsang Sangay would swear in his new cabinet or Kalons at Kashag or Tibetan parliament. The new cabinet would assume charge today, an official said. Parliamentary secretariat spokesperson Tenzin Norbu told media persons here that Kalon Tripa, Lobsang Sangay would first table the motion for the election of new Kalons in the session of Kashag beginning today.
The Kashag is all set to present new faces along with the old to make the Tibetan movement more effective, Sangay said.

“In the seven-member Kashag, I will have four young members to bring in innovation and 21st century know how to make the Tibetan administration and movement  more effective,” Sangay, at 43 the youngest to head the government-in-exile, had said while addressing media persons on assuming office on August 8.

“Now it is the responsibility of the young generation to take the movement forward and seek a resolution to the Tibetan problem,” he said. But the Harvard-educated Sangay also places faith in experience to take care of 140,000 Tibetans in exile, of which over 100,000 are in India. “I will have three elders to continue the existing successful policies and programmes,” he said.

According to Sangay, education will be the priority in domestic programmes and policies. “The Department of Information and International relations and the Department of Education, which runs more than 100 schools, are the crucial ones,” he said. “Creating awareness about Tibet and sustaining this awareness will also be a priority.”Each Kalon will head a department under the Central Tibetan Administration. The departments are Religion and Culture, Home, Education, Security, Finance, Information and International relations, and Health.

Based in the north Indian hill town of Dharamsala, the government-in-exile has never won recognition from any country yet.

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