On Friday last week six members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile gave a presentation followed by a Q&A session where Aurovillians was free to post questions to the Parliament members. The Tibetan Parliament is a one month trip in India to raise awareness about the plight of Tibetans with various government officials. Earlier in the day they had a meeting with the Pondicherry government officials. There has been a sharp increase of self immolation's over the past few months with the return of the Dali Lama still in question.
The Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, also known as the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, is the legislative body of the Central Tibetan Administration, based in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. It was founded in 1960. Most recently, the 15th Assembly was elected for a 5-year term (2011-2016). The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration took place on 2 September 1960, the anniversary of which is observed by the Tibetan exile community as Democracy Day. The Parliament consists of 43 to 47 members.
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