SARD Convenes a Special Presentation on WASH

Dharamsala, January 10, 2019: In order to streamline, the WASH programme of the Tibetan community in India, the PC/SARD suggested that a geo-hydrological surveys to diagnose the groundwater situations of the key settlements be conducted so that it could systematically develop a plan to resolve the water and drinking water crises faced by many communities […]

Gangjong Development Finance Private Limited Receives NBFC License

Gangjong Development Finance Private Limited (Gangjong Finance) received a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) license granted by the Reserve Bank of India on Dec 13th, 2018. Gangjong Finance will now operate as full fledge NBFC offering loan services typically provided by traditional banks, but it cannot accept public deposits. The main objective of Gangjong Finance is […]

Major Study Finds High TB Infection among Tibetan school children.

In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team directed by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Wisconsin says it has found not only a startlingly high prevalence of TB disease and infection, but also a potentially workable strategy to eliminate […]

Two month induction training begins for 18 new CTA staff recruits

The Induction program organized by Public Service commission, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) which includes two month of training for the new batch of CTA staff recruits started on 5th November 2018 at Administrative Training and Welfare Society Centre, Dharamsala. This batch has an overwhelming majority of women with 14 among the 18 recruited. The two […]

Honorable Education Minister Inaugurates 3rd Career Fair at Bylakuppe

Dr Pema Yangchen, Kalon of Education Department, inaugurated the 3rd Career fair at Lugsam Tibetan Community Hall in Bylakuppe on 12th September, 2018. 17 educational institutions from Bangalore, Mysore & Mangalore participated in the Career Fair. Each college was provided with information booth where their representative presented and displayed information about their respective institution, courses […]

SARD Releases a Special Report on a Microfinance Success Story

SARD launched the Tibetan Refugee Livelihood Support Program (TRLSP) in 2017 to support the Winter Sweater Selling (WSS) business which is the main livelihood and income source for 45% of Tibetan refugee households in India. Soft loan of 1 lakh each with an interest rate of 3% for six months was provided to to a […]

TED Awards 15 Lakhs to Three Tibetan Entrepreneurs

Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development (TED) under Department of Finance successfully organized the 4th Tibetan Entrepreneurs Game Changers Conference at Bylakuppe from 18-19th August in collaboration with Tibetan Chambers of Commerce (TCC). The aim of the conference is to equip participants with necessary entrepreneurship skills to create and run their own business with the support of TED […]

2018 Tibetan Art and Culture Fund Recipients

The Department of Religion and Culture (DoRC) selected twelve recipients for the 2018 Tibetan Arts and Culture Fund (TACF). The annual grants program recognizes and supports individual artists and organizations based in South Asia and working to preserve and promote Tibetan art and culture. Grants ranging from INR 150,000- to Rs.300,000 are awarded. A total […]

Senior USAID Delegation From New Delhi Visits Department of Health and SARD

Dharamsala, August 23, 2018: A USAID delegation from the USAID Mission office in New Delhi visited Dharamsala from August 20-22. The delegation comprised of Mrs. Ramona El Hamzaoui, Deputy Mission Director; Mr. Arvind Kumar, Senior Project Manager; Dr. Umesh Alavadi, Senior TB Advisor; and Ms. Dawn McCown, Senior Communications Advisor. The delegation met with the […]

HIV/AIDS awareness campaign for Tibetan youth at Bangalore

Three days HIV/AIDS awareness program has been organized by the Department of Health to the Tibetan students and youths who are currently studying in Bangalore. The training was organized at the Institute for Small Trade Learning (ISTL) Neelamangala, Tibetan Youth Hostel Koramangala and the Dalai Lama Institute for higher education from 2nd to 4th July […]