Kasur Dongchung Ngodup
NEW DELHI: A brief ceremonial session of handing over of the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Kasur Ngodup Dongchung was held at Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on 10 August 2016. A customary Tibetan butter tea and sweet rice was served to all the staff of Bureau. 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 New Representative, Kasur Ngodup Dongchung 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 Sonam Norbu Dagpo, International Relations Secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations witnessed the handing taking of the two Representatives and acknowledged the importance of Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He thanked Kasur Tempa 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.
On June 01, Kashag Secretariat Circular announced the appointment of Kasur Ngodup Dongchung as the new Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi succeeding Kasur Tempa Tsering who served almost 11 years as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Mr Ngodup Dongchung joined the civil service of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on 15 June 1977 and he was appointed as senior clerk in the Department of Security on 1 September 1978. He was promoted to deputy secretary in 1987. On 1 July 1991, he was promoted to additional secretary. From 1993 – 2006, he served as the Secretary of Department of Security. He served as Kalon for the Department of Security in the 13th Kashag from September 2006 – August 2011. He was re-elected as Kalon in the 14th Kashag and held the portfolio of Security department. However, he retired as the Kalon of Department of Security on 6 April 2016.