DHARAMSHALA: Kalon Dicki Chhoyang of the Department of Information and International Relations inaugurated the refurbished Central Tibetan Administration Information Centre at Mcleod Ganj last evening.
The renovation was voluntarily done by a group of 15 college students and 2 supervisors; Mr. Lucien Laporte and Ms. Diane Sheddleur from Québec, Canada who was in town for the ‘Canada World Youth’ Program.
Expressing her gratitude for the thoughtful initiative, DIIR Kalon invited the group to Gangchen Kyishong, the Secretariat of the Central Tibetan Administration to garner deeper understanding on the Tibet issue.
Kalon further gave a brief introduction on the structure of the CTA and the works carried forth by the seven departments, particularly the responsibility of the DIIR.
“The centre, under the Department of Information and International Relations is a window and a face in Mcleod Ganj to reach all the tourist population and we are delighted that it is so clean, up-to-date and well-lid,” said Kalon.
Stressing the importance of exchange programs, Dharamshala Settlement Officer, Mr. Sonam Dorjee said, “Canada World Youth and Senior Citizen Cultural Immersion programs are facilitated by Marie-Victorin College, Canada in partnership with Dharamshala Tibetan Settlement Office since 2007.”
Samuel Houde, one of the participants of the program expressed, “We feel really proud to have done something that can help the cause, because sometime we, as westerners, do not exactly know how to help the Tibetan cause.”
Also presented at the event were DIIR Administrator, Additional Secretary Mrs. Yeshi Wangmo and the staff of the Centre.