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Deputy Speaker attends All India Tibet Support Groups' Conference

June 30, 2008

Tibet Custom (UK)
June 28 2008

Dharamshala -- Deputy Speaker Dolma Gyari is attending the inaugural ceremony of a two-day conference of All India Tibet Support Groups in Chandigarh, which began this morning. The conference is being organised by India Tibet Coordination Office based in New Delhi.
The deputy speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile will give an overall briefing on the situation in Tibet and the dialogue process between the Envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government.

She will also speak on the expectations from the Indian Tibet Support Groups.

During the conference, the working groups of Tibet Support Group at the national and regional level will discuss action plans on promoting awareness programs on Tibet in various Indian schools and universities.

They will also deliberate on specific programs on seeking support from Indian parliament members and political parties for the Tibetan cause.

Later in the evening, the deputy speaker will leave Chandigarh for a five-day visit to Simla.

She will take part in the preparation of a function to commemorate the 94th anniversary of the signing of Simla agreement of 1914, to be organised by the Trans Himalayan Parliamentary Forum on 3 July.

Speaker Karma Chophel and a group of members of Tibetan Parliament, including Ven Beri Jigmey Wangyal, Ven Tse Ringpo, Sonam Damdul, Dolker Lhamo and Dolma Tsering, will also attend the Simla convention.

On 4 July, she will attend a discussion forum on Simla agreement at the History Department of Himachal Pradesh.

On the evening of 2 July, she will join a candle light procession to be organised by the Simla chapter of the Tibetan Solidarity Committee.

The deputy speaker will return to Dharamsala on 4 July.
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