Dharamshala — Kasur Mr Dongchung Ngodup took charge as the new Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from the outgoing Representative, Kasur Tempa Tsering. A brief ceremonial session was held at Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi.
The handing over ceremony was attended by Representatives and staff of His Holiness’ Bureau on August 10, 2016.
“Kasur Tempa Tsering, the outgoing Representative, introduced his successor Kasur Ngodup Dongchung and then thanked his staff for their dedication and commitment for the service of the Tibetan people,” the report said.
The New Representative, Mr Ngodup appreciated his predecessor for his elaborate guidelines in handling the Bureau affairs. He assures his commitment to do the best for the service of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetans.
Mr Dagpo thanked Kasur Tsering for his mentorship and the successful accomplishment of his lifelong services in the Central Tibetan Administration. He also wished the new Representative great success and good health.
Later, the staff of Bureau greeted in line by offering Khatag to both the outgoing and the new Representatives.
According to the report, Mr Ngodup is a senior bureaucrat who served more than 40 years in Central Tibetan Administration. Since September 2006, he remained as the Kalon of Department of Security until his recent retirement from the post on April 6, 2016.