A senior official of China's United Front Work Department has indicated to strengthen patriotic re-education campaign at Drepung Monastery during his meeting with the relevant members of the monastery's work committee and democratic management committee on January 8, 2009.
The Executive Vice Minister of the Central United Front Work Department, Zhu Weiqun, attributed the restoration of smooth running of religious activities in Drepung Monastery to the collective efforts of work teams. He strongly urged the members to reinforce stricter measures to maintain stability in the monastery.
Students from Tibet's Amdo and Kham provinces, who undertake studies in Drepung monastery were forced to return to their homes. Ven Kunchok Nyima, a teacher at the monastery was forcibly sent back to his native town in Amdo, Tibetnet reported.