Department of Health continues sanitisation in the face of COVID-19

Dharamshala: Amidst the COVID 19 pandemic, the Department of Health despite having the huge responsibility of protecting and curbing the spread of COVID 19 among the Tibetan community continues to carry on with the ongoing essential projects adhering to COVID 19 risk mitigation measures in place. One such project to highlight is the WASH program […]

Selection underway for Tibetan Arts and Culture Fund 2020

Dharamshala: The Department of Religion and Culture, CTA organized two days interview on July 30 and 31, 2020 for the selection of candidates in the fourth Tibetan Arts and Culture Fund (TACF). The core aim of this program is to support Tibetan artists and organizations who work for the preservation and promotion of distinct arts […]

Health dept releases a 40-min film to raise awareness of mental health issues

Dharamshala: Mental health issues in the Tibetan community often come with the tag ‘Nyompa‘ which perpetuates the existing stigma around mental illnesses in our community. This makes it difficult for people to understand and recognize mental health conditions and discourages people from seeking early intervention. At the same time, it reduces a person to a condition, […]

CTA Receives Almost USD 1 Million in Direct Funding from the U.S. Government

Dharamshala: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a sum of $997,124 to SARD to “strengthen the financial and cultural resilience of the Tibetan people and contribute towards a sustained resilience of the Tibetan people’s economic and cultural identity.” This award represents a historic milestone as it is the first time any funding […]

CTA provides free SORIG Immune Boosters for Tibetans above 65

Dharamshala: Taking into account that vulnerable populations such as elderlies, children under 10, and people with co-morbidities are at greater risk from COVID-19, CTA through the Department of Health has been providing free SORIG immune boosters to all Tibetans above the age of 65 with the aim to protect them against COVID-19 infection. The prescribed […]

Home department distributes 77 lakh in food security and stipend for 1414 destitute elders and infirm youth

Dharamshala: The Department of Home, CTA distributes COVID-19 Emergency food security ration, relief of INR 77,29,061 (Seventy-seven lakh twenty-nine thousand & sixty one only) to 1414 destitute elders & infirm youth under the Poverty Alleviation scheme in India and Bhutan. Amidst the global pandemic, the PRM (U.S) through the Department of Finance has generously approved to grant […]

CTA announces zero-interest loan for Tibetan sweater-seller businesses in Green zones

Dharamshala: Sikyong in his routine Thursday COVID-19 press briefing, addressed the ongoing situation with the pandemic, highlighting the role of individual responsibility in combatting the disease. He cited the example of the outbreak within China, observing that it followed a 5-month course-initial outbreak, multiplying, peaking before the curve flattened. Referring to the daily toll rise […]

CTA Approves Rupees 3.3 crores (330 million) for Wuhan COVID-19 Program

Dharamshala: The CTA has made available INR 3.3 crore for Wuhan COVID-19 programs benefitting Tibetan communities in India and Nepal. INR 24,340,514 are for activities in India while the community in Nepal receives NPR 13,757,974. Support for this effort is coming from the United States government’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), a long-term […]

Women Empowerment Desk and TWA releases hotline for sexual and gender based violence

Under the CTA’s zero-tolerance policy in terms of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Tibetan community, the Women’s empowerment desk (WED), Dept. of Finance, CTA has been working on the prevention of SGBV in the community since the last many years with the objective to create a more gender-sensitive and inclusive society as well as […]