Wednesday, September 16, 2009

40th TYC Annual Working Committee Meeting

The 40th Annual Working Committee Meeting of Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) was held at Kollegal, Dhondenling Tibetan Settlement from August 24th to 28th. The Chief Guest of the opening ceremony was Khenpo Lobsang Palden la of Sera Jey Monastery. In his speech, he urged the delegates to continue to strengthen the aims and objectives of TYC and to work unitedly to achieve the goals.

In his address, Tsewang Rigzin, President of TYC remarked that “TYC will continue to play a special role in regaining Tibet’s Independence and the immediate focus and responsibility for all of us is to secure the release of all the political prisoners who are being brutally tortured and to assure their safety. To achieve these, we must persevere more than ever before”.

During the five days, the delegates passionately deliberated on all the issues with diverse opinions and passed resolutions to be implemented in the coming year including, compiling and distribution of facts of Tibet’s Independence, educating the younger generation of their role in continuing the struggle for Tibet’s Independence, raising awareness worldwide about the calamitous situation inside Tibet, a major campaign demanding a TYC delegation to visit Tibet to review the situation of political prisoners, raising awareness about the importance of the 2011 Kalon Tripa and Chitue election, to provide scholarship with specific conditions for specialized education, to commemorate July 13th annually to denounce Order No. 5.

The five day conclave was attended by 40 regional chapters from India, Nepal and North America with a total of around 100 delegates. The delegates comprised of varying age groups including many college students.

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