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A Tibetan Settlement officer in Nepal honoured for exemplary community service

August 9, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
August 7, 2010

Dharamshala -- Chorjor Tibetan Settlement Officer
Mr Tsering Dhondup Shongnub was honoured by an
NGO Jagriti Samaj in Kathmandu in recognition of
his outstanding service to the Tibetan community
in Nepal. Chojor Tibetan settlement consists of
Boudha and Jorpatti region of  Kathmandu.

The award was presented by the chief guest,
Minendra Rijal,  Minister of Culture of the
government of Nepal, on the occasion on 10 July 2010.

Seventeen other individuals in the fields of
environment, human rights, business, banking,
planning, medical care, tourism, charity work,
responsible persons in communities and a former
district commissioner were honoured on the day.

Mr Tsering Dhondup Shongnub in his address on the
occasion thanked Jagriti Samaj Nepal for
honouring him for his service to the community by
saying, "I am happy for being honoured as Tibetan
refugee in the service of community." He said the
award was his fifth in his 21 years of  service to the community in Nepal.

"I, on behalf of exile Tibetans and the Central
Tibetan Administration, say thank you to the
people and government of Nepal for providing us
home for the last 50 years. I am proud of the
fact that Tibetans live in harmony with the
Nepali people." the settlement officer added.

He spoke about the problems faced by Tibetan
refugees in Nepal in terms of acquiring
registration certificates by the new arrivals
from Tibet and many other Tibetans residing in
Nepal. He also talked about many problems faced
by Tibetans because of unemployment and problems
faced by Tibetans in travelling in Nepal. He
called for the people to request the Nepali
government to support Tibetans to overcome these difficulties.
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