The refugees from Sakya remained together and formed a “Sakya Camp” in
In 1969, Sakya Tibetan Society was formally registered as a society and the refugees themselves began construction of the new settlement. For their livelihood, agricultural land was made available and a handicraft centre was also established. The settlement had taken firm root with employment opportunities for everyone. In 1981, Sakya Thubten Namgyal Ling monastery was established, thus fulfilling the religious requirements of the settlers. In 1982 His Holiness the Dalai Lama was invited to the settlement of the blessings and formal opening of the new monastery.
Sakya Tibetan Society is now a vibrant and energetic Tibetan refugee settlement in the region. The settlement is fortunate to have the continued blessings and guidance of His Holiness Sakya Trizin since its inception.