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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

'H.P. Vidhan Sabha Legislature Forum for Tibet' Reconstituted

March 9, 2010

Report filed by Tibetan Settlement Office, Shimla
Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
March 8, 2010

Dharamshala -- A Tibetan Parliamentary delegation
led by Mrs Gyari Dolma, Deputy Speaker of Tibetan
Parliament-in-Exile and Geshe Ghasi Tseringpo,
MP, accompanied by the Tibetan Settlement
Officer, Shimla, called on Chief Minister Prof.
P.K Dhumal, Vidya Stokes, leader of the
opposition, speakers and ministers and other
dignitaries of the state on the morning of 5 March 2010.

Later in the day a circular was issued by J.P.
Nadda, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, which
stated that a meeting was held to reconstitute
the "H.P Vidhan Sabha Legislature Forum For Tibet".

Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, President (Chief
Minister); Smt. Vidya Stokes, Senior Vice
President (Leader of Opposition); Sh. J.P.Nadda,
Vice President (Parliamentary Affairs Minister);
Sh. Thakur Kaul Singh, Gen. Secretary
(Ex-Parliamentary Affairs Minister), Sh. Suresh
Bhardwaj, Gen. Secretary (MLA, H.P Vidhan Sabha)
and all members of H.P Vidhan Sabha, shall be
Ex-Officio Members for the Forum from 2008 to 2012.

The circular affirmed that the "State Legislature
Forum For Tibet supports the non-violent approach
of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the peaceful solution of Tibetan issue".

The Forum shall extend "support for the
preservation and promotion of the rich cultural
and religious relations between the two countries".

It stands "committed to the protection of
environment and the security of the Himalayan Region".

A luncheon was hosted to the visiting Tibetan
Parliamentary delegates by State Industries Minister Kishan Kapur.
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