Young Tibetan women wins Emmy, says victory to Tibet in her speech

Kunchok Dolma flanked by her team delivers her acceptance speech.

DHARAMSALA, 6th May: A young Tibetan woman has won the prestigious Emmy award at the 62nd annual New York Emmy awards for Best Informational/Instructional Film.

Kunchok Dolma was announced the winner of the New York Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ New York chapter earlier on Saturday night at a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Kunchok Dolma and her team took home the Emmy for the Best Informational/Instructional Film for Rolando’s Rights- We Speak NYC.

Kunchok Dolma, a law student at the University of Virginia, who also holds a Graduate degree in International Relations from Oxford University, is the Creator and Supervising Producer of the We Speak NYC episode Rolando’s Rights.

“For all of the adult education educators doing incredible work with limited resources, for the 3.2 million immigrant New Yorkers, making America great again, and again and again,” Dolma who describes herself as a student, thinker, storyteller, an immigrant woman of color in the struggle on her twitter page said in her acceptance speech.

Dolma, clad in traditional Tibetan dress concluded her speech with the Tibetan phrase, Bod Gyalo which translates to victory to Tibet.

We Speak NYC is an English Language Learning program that features free and accessible civic-focused learning tools for students and teachers, designed to help New Yorkers learn about City services and immigrant rights.

The Tibetan Emmy winner has immigrated to the US from India in 2005 and helps immigrants in New York to learn English through the We Speak NYC programme, an initiative of the NY Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

An Emmy Award is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry. Kunchok Dolma was awarded the Emmy for Best Informational/Instructional Film by the  New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences(NATAS).  Founded on 15th November 1955 it is a pre-eminent membership organization serving the Television industry along with 18 other chapters the NATAS has across the US.

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