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First session of 16th Tibetan Parliament in-exile concludes.

Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), June 3 ( ANI ): The first session of the recently sworn-in the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile that kicked off on June 1 concluded on Friday with a resolve to maintain unity among the three traditional provinces of Tibet and to uphold its cultural values and morality.

In his concluding remarks, Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel lauded the members of Parliament, both new and old, for their wholehearted participation in the discussions and recommendations to improve the administrative functions of the Central Tibetan Administration.

He also gave a brief overview of the proceedings that took place during the first session, and strongly appealed everyone to maintain unity and morality, urging the public to refrain from expressing divisive remarks particularly on the social media.

The session passed three resolutions of official mourning - for 144th Tibetan self-immolator Sonam Tso, former parliamentarian Gonpo Dorjee and Tibet supporter Marco Panella.

Parliament also passed four resolutions of solidarity with the sufferings of the Tibetans inside Tibet and expressed admiration for their peaceful resistance to the Chinese government's oppression.

One of the most important functions performed by the first session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament was the approval to the Kalons (Ministers) nominated by Sikyong (Political leader/ PM) Lobsang Sangay for his Kashag.

As per guidelines enshrined in the Charter for Tibetans in exile, the Tibetan Parliament approved all the Kalons nominated by Sikyong, following a majority vote held on the floor of the house. ( ANI )

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Date:Jun 3, 2016
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