DHARAMSALA, 1 Sept: Tibetan Youth Congress, the largest Tibetan NGO supporting complete independence for Tibet, concluded its 18th General Body Meeting today.
The TYC’s 18th General Body Meeting concluded with an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the delegates o who have gathered here in Dharamsala, the exile headquarters of the Tibetan people.
Gonpo Dhondup was reelected as the President with Tashi Targyal as the new Vice President and Sonam Tsering, as the General Secretary.
Tenzin Lhamo, Yeshe Chomphel, and Tsering Choephel are the three other 18th Central Executive committee members elected by 112 TYC members who have gathered from the organisation’s 45 chapters spread across the world.
Though the TYC’s Central Executive Committee comprises seven members, the President of RTYC Dharamsala’s regional chapter, Sangay Dorjee was absent at the other committee members took the oath of office.
Dorjee along with eight other candidates shortlisted for the 18th Central Executive Committee appealed for their names to be removed from the list ahead of the polls.
Dorjee, Tsering Choephel and Tashi Targyal are the new elected leaders of the TYC joining the four others who were re-elected.
Gonpo Dhondup described the TYC as one of the largest and oldest Tibetan non-governmental organisations in exile with an outstanding track record of services for the Tibetan religion and freedom movement after his re-election.
“TYC has served the Tibetan community and contributed greatly to the cause of the Tibetan people over the last 52 years,” he said and concluded by declaring to serve with utmost commitment until the just cause of Tibet gets resolved.
TYC began their 18th General Body Meeting at Imperial Heights Resort near here on 27th Aug.
During the course of the six-day meeting, TYC has passed nine resolutions. Additionally the delegates also discussed and laid down plans for the organisation’s campaigns and projects for the coming years.
RTYC Delhi received the Best Regional Chapter Award out of the 88 regional chapters in recognition of its excellent work. RTYC Poanta Sahib and RTYC Bir came were adjudged the second and the third best chapters respectively.
General Body Meeting, held after every three years is the highest decision-making body of the TYC, an NGO with over thirty-eight thousand members and 88 regional chapters spread across the world.