DHARAMSALA 17 April: The Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) has elected its new central executive members on the last day of its 1cheld here in the exile headquarters of the Tibetan people.
Tenzin Dolma from the Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement was elected the new president of the 16th Central Executive Committee of TWA.
Dolma along with Tsering Dolma, the new Vice-President; Kalsang Dolma, the General Secretary; and team members Dolma Tsering, Tamdin Dolma, Lhamo Choezom, and Namgyal Dolkar completes the 16th executive team of TWA, the tenure of which will run until 2024.
The TWA also passed a nine-point resolution at its General Body Meeting such as the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan language and culture, encouraging Tibetan women to have more kids and to continue to campaign for the release of the 10th Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima among others,
Only 17 regional chapters of the TWA and its Central Executive members were able to attend the 13th General Body Meeting that was held over 14-16 April.
The TWA chapters in attendance at the general meet are Bylakuppee, Kollegal, Ladakh, Mainpat, Mundgod, New York and New Jersey, Ravangla, Shimla, Tsopema, Bir, Dalhousie, Delhi, Dekyiling, Dharamsala, Gangtok, Hunsur and Kalimpong.
The organisation was founded on 12 March 1959, in Tibet when Tibetan women gathered together in their thousands to protest against the illegal occupation of their homeland in Lhasa after the Tibetan National Uprising. The organisation was then re-established on 10 September 1984 in exile. TWA now has 51 Regional Chapters and 17,000 members across the world.