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CTA holds two-day general meeting to set "Vision 2060 For Tibet"

March 1, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
February 27, 2010

A two-day general meeting of officials of the
Central Tibetan Administration is being convened
to define a clear vision and approach for the
coming 50 years to realise the fundamental goal of Tibetan struggle.

The Committee for the commemoration of 50 years
in exile under the supervision of the Kashag is
organising the meeting at Lower TCV school in Dharamsala from 26-27 February.

Nearly 400 officials are holding extensive group
deliberations to explore ways to develop a
sustainable education, religion, health,
political and socio-economic systems in the exile
community. There will be discussions on
overriding issues of sustaining a cohesive
Tibetan communities in India, achieving
specialisation in academic fields, retaining the
moral behaviour of Tibetans and developing a self reliant exile community.

Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche and the
members of Kashag presided over the opening function of the meeting.

In his keynote address Kalon Tripa "emphasised
the need to reflect on the past 50 years'
experiences and told the officials to do a
thorough review of their behavioural attitudes in
order to define a clear approach to achieve the
objectives of the Tibetan struggle."

Kalon Tripa said "whatever progress and
negligence made in the Tibetan community past
fifty years has not occurred naturally but due to
the policy and projects formulated by the Central
Tibetan Administration. So, the fulfilment of His
Holiness the Dalai Lama's profound visions
depends solely on the Tibetan civil
servants.  The civil servants cannot evade the
fact that responsibility for the past
achievements and failures lies on them. They need
to accept the responsibility for the negligence
and not feel happy about the results. The civil
servants are the driving force of the past and
future destiny of Tibetans in exile."

Kalon Tripa said in the meeting should come out
with viable ideas and suggestions by carefully
analysing the geopolitics, education and
dedication of the Tibetan people, and political
situation in China. He said our approach should
be based on the maxim of His Holiness the Dalai
Lama to "hope for the best and prepare for the worst".

In addition to officials from all the departments
and offices in Dharamsala, the representative of
His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Nepal and
settlement officers from 42 Tibetan settlements
from across are attending the meeting.
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