Monthly Archives: October 2011

Day 6 – Press conference & departure

[Friday 7 October] Suddenly it was the final day in Dharamsala. Everyone wished to stay longer in order to explore the town and region more, further develop the friendships made and to delve further into the workings of some of … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Dinner with the Kalon Tripa

[Thursday 6 October] Today, the delegation met the recently inauguarated Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) Dr Lobsang Sangay, the first secular political leader democratically elected by Tibetans. Dr Sangay’s role has become even more important since the Dalai Lama decision to … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Recent arrivals and grassroots

[Wednesday 5 October] We awoke to a warm, sunny day though the mists still veiled the mountains above and the valleys below. The first stop for the day was the Tibetan Transit School near Lower Dharamsala. The Transit School houses … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Part 2: Parliament, departments and an NGO

[Tuesday 4 October] In the morning, prior to the audience with the Dalai Lama, the delegation visited the offices of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) and the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). Ms Dicki … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Part 1: An audience with the Dalai Lama

[Tuesday 4 October 2011] Today was the undoubted highlight of the schedule –  a 30 minute private audience with the Dalai Lama. At noon, and with great anticipation, we arrived at the security point outside the Dalai Lama’s residence, only … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Arrival in Dharamsala

[Monday 2 October 2011] The overnight train from Delhi arrived at 7am in Pathankot. Tenzin Choedon from the Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat greeted us at the station, and we clambered into cars to drive us the rest of the way to … Continue reading

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Sunday 2 October – arrival in Delhi

Arrived in Delhi after 8 hour flight from London. Turns out today is national Mahatma Gandhi day in India! This evening we board an overnight train to Pathankot in northern India (and then continue onto Dharamsala). However we have already … Continue reading

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