Sonam Norbu Dagpo is the new Chief Justice of Tibetan-in-exile
Author(s): Arvind SharmaSonam Norbu Dagpo. Dharamshala, October 15, 2019: Born in 1956 in Lakhar-Shak, Mr Sonam Norbu Dagpo was sworn in as Chief Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission at a swearing-in ceremony...
Dharamshala, October 15, 2019: Born in 1956 in Lakhar-Shak, Mr Sonam Norbu Dagpo was sworn in as Chief Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission at a swearing-in ceremony In Mecleodganj Upper dharamshala Tuesday. He succeeds Mr Kargyu Dhondup, who is retiring from his long and dedicated service effective today.
The retiring Chief Justice Commissioner administered the oath of office to the new Chief Justice Commissioner.
in 1962, Sonam along with his family escaped into exile in India, where he completed his schooling from the Central School for Tibetans, Darjeeling, in 1973. He received his BA (Hons.) and Master’s degree from Delhi University and B.Ed. from Jamia Milia Islamia University. In 1994, he earned a Master’s of Public Administration degree from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, US.
On 23 September 2019, after 37 years of service in various roles and positions within the exile Tibetan community, he was elected the Chief Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission during the eighth session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
Deputy Speaker of Tibetan parliament-in-Exile, Justice Commissioners, Kalons, heads of the Autonomous bodies and members, Secretaries of CTA functionaries greeted the new Chief Justice with Tibetan scarves at the ceremony.