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Eminent Indian politician and friend of Tibet visits Dharamsala

June 23, 2009


Monday, 22 June 2009


Dharamshala: Former Union Minister and one of the most prominent supporters of  Tibetan cause, Mr George Fernandes arrived Sunday (21 June) in Dharamsala, the seat of the Central Tibetan Administration, as the official guest of the  Kashag (executive).


Mr Fernandes is accompanied by Ajay Singh, former deputy union  minister along with his wife and they were escorted from Delhi by  Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament, Mrs Dolma Gyari.


He was given a warm reception at the circuit house by the deputy commissioner of  Kangra. Geshey Monlam Tharchin, Geshey Sonam  Tenphel and Geshey Tseringpo, who are members of the  Standing Committee of the Tibetan Parliament, were also present to accord their greetings.


During his two weeks sojourn in Dharamsala, Mr Fernandes will meet His  Holiness the Dalai Lama and senior officials of the Central Tibetan  Administration. He will also visit various Tibetan  institutions and places in and around Dharamsala.


--Report filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat

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