Centrex 1970-1974

TENZIN GYECHE TETHONG (Founder; President 1970-74; Advisor 1974-76)
An alumni of Mt. Hermon School, Darjeeling. He joined CTA since the early 60s and worked in different capacities, amongst others, administered TIPA, worked as Secretary at Council for Tibetan Education, was deputy Kalon at Information Office and headed Health Department from its inception. He also founded the Sheja magazine. Since 1976 he has served in the Office of HH the Dalai Lama – except during 1980- 84, when he was member of the Kashag, first as a Deputy Kalon and later as Kalon-as translator and later as Secretary to HH the Dalai Lama in which capacity he continues to work.


SONAM TOPGYAL (Founder; General Secretary 1970-74; Advisor 1974-76):
From Chamdo in Kham, he did his studies at the CIHTS, Sarnath. He was appointed Chief Kalon for the Tibetan Government-in-exile. He had been working with CTA in various capacities since the earliest years, much of it at the Information Office (now DIIR) which he headed as Secretary. Before being elected to Kalon, he was the political secretary to Kashag. He also served as Cabinet Secretary once and helped found the Sheja magazine. He also helped draft the TYC constitution.


TENZIN NAMGYAL TETHONG (Founder; Asst. Secretary 1970-74):
An alumni of Mt. Hermon School, Darjeeling, he forsook college to serve CTA and was among the first staff of CTA. He was one of the founding members and co-editor of Sheja managainze, and was also an editor of ‘Tibetan Review” for a number of years, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Office of Tibet in New York (1973-1986), helped establish Tibet Fund, U.S. Tibet Commitee and many Tibetan Associations, and also established the International Campaign for Tibet (1987). He was elected to the Kashag in 1990 and also held charges of finance, Home and Information & International Relations at various times.


LODI GYARI GYALTSEN (Founder; Asst. Secy 1970-74; Vice President 1974-76; President 1976-77):An alumni of Mt. Hermon School, Darjeeling. Now he is the special envoy of HH the Dalai Lama in US and also board member of International Campaign for Tibet, Washington DC. Prior to that he led the Information Office (now DIIR) for many years as Kalon. He served the Central Tibetan Administration in various other capacities also, as director of Research & Analysis Department and Chairman of the 7th ATPD. Helped launch and edit the Sheja magazine.


Prof. SAMDONG RINPOCHE (Vice President 1970-73):
Had his earlier education at Drepung Monastery in Tibet and obtained Gyeshe Lharampa degree in exile. He served as Principal of CST Dalhousie before taking over the CIHTS, Sarnath as it Director where he spent many years taking it to the prominent status as a premier institution of higher Tibetan studies. Before being the first direct elected Kalon of Tibetan Government in exile, he was the Chairman of 11th and 12th ATPD.


JETSUN PEMA (Vice President 1970-74):
Born in Lhasa in 1941. Did her schooling and college from Loreto Convent, Darjeeling and in England and Swiss. She took the Directorship of the Tibetan Children’s Village School when it was a nursery in 1964. Now the Tibetan Children’s Village has its branches across India. She was appointed as first woman Kalon in history in 1991 and served as Kalon for Education and Health but resigned in 1993 to return to Tibetan Children’s Village where she continues to lead now as President.


JAMYANG NORBU (Treasurer 1970-74; Disciplinarian 1974-76; V. Pres. 80-82; Editor Rangzen):
An alumni of St. Joseph School, Darjeeling. As Founder Director of Amnye Machen Institute, He publishes the “Mang-Tso” newspaper and many other journal and books. He is a well-known writer and commentator on Tibetan and Chinese affairs, and made many lecture tours abroad. He is author of several books, including “Horsemen in the Snow”. He also served CTA, most notably as director of TIPA. Earlier he went to Mustang and joined the Tibetan guerilla there.

Centrex 1974-1977

TENZIN CHOEGYAL (President 1974-76):
Alumni n St. Joseph School, Darjeeling, he did further studies in the USA also. He was a member of ATPD, he had been working of the private Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama for many years. He has also served at the Tibetan Children’s Village’s school, Dharamsala and in the Special Frontier Force, Dehra Dun. Later he joined the Security Office.


YESHI GYURME (General Secretary 1974-75):
Did his basic education in Tibet. Secretary of RTYC Dharamsala before being elected to the Centrex. He was active in youth activities and was the secretary at the TYC’s founding conference. He started working with the CTA after civil service training. He served as Assistant Secretary in the Council for Home Affairs and at the National Working committee in various capacities. Sadly, he passed away in September 1975 while being a member of Centrex.


TASHI WANGDI (Joint Secretary & General Secretary 1974-77):
Did his schooling from CST Mussoorie as well as the Wynberg Allen School and complete his B.A. from Durham University in England. He served the CTA in various capacities and was the Representative at the Bureau of H.H. the Dalai Lama for many years. He headed the Information Office (now DIIR) as Kalon twice and made many visits abroad. He was Kalon in charge of health and Religion and Culture and now heads of the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Delhi.


TEMPA TSERING (Joint Secretary 1974-76; Treasurer 1976-1977; Advisor 1977-83):
An alumni of Central School for Tibetan Mussoorie and Dr. Graham Homes at Kalimpong, he pursued further studies at Madras Christian College, earning a B.Sc. Served with Central Tibetan Administration for many years in various capacities and also worked at the Private Office for some time. He was the Secretary of the DIIR and also served as Kalon for Home Affairs.


LOBSANG WANGCHUK (Treasurer 1974-76; Vice President 1976-1977):
He was an alumni of the Mt. Hermon School and North Bengal University in Darjeeling. He served in CTA as Deputy Director the Self Help Center, Darjeeling, worked in the Private Office and Sarvodaya, Delhi. In 1992, he got a USIA scholarship to study in the USA and returned to continue government service. He worked at the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi. exile, he was the Chairman of 11th and 12th ATPD.


KUNSANG PALJOR (Public Relations Officer 1974-76):
Did his education in Beijing, Shanghai and Landu Minorities schools. As a journalist in Lhasa for the Tibet Daily newspaper, he was witness to the madness of the “Cultural Revolution” in Tibet about which he wrote in his book “Tibet, the Undying Flame”. He had been working with the CTA since then and also with the Research & Analysis Centre. He was a member of ATPD at on time and also served as executive member of NDPT. Sadly, before his untimely demise, he works as senior reporter at Voice of Tibet.


PEMA CHHINJOR KHANGTETSANG (Executive Member October 1975-April 1976):
Studied at D.A.V. College Chandigarh and earned his B.A. degree. Served as President (1971-1079) and Advisor 1990-1984) of regional TYC, Chandigarh. Taught Tibetan language and History in the Department of Central Asian Studies, Panjab University Chandigarh from 1974 to 1987. Wrote and publish ‘New Plan Tibetan Grammar & Translation’. He was a member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and also serves as Vice President of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society at Bangalore.


LHASANG TSERING (PRO 1976; President 1986-1990; Editor of English “Rangzen”):
Graduated from Wynberg Allen School. Held various posts in RTYC Dharamsala. As Centrex President, traveled widely around the world on lecture to campaign for Tibet. Resigned from Centrex in 1990. In 1972 joined Chushi Gangdrug guerilla in Mustang. Served at TCV School as its Principal and Deputy Director and also served in SFF. Worked in the Information Office, and was acting editor of Tibetan Review for some time. He worked at the AMI, of which he is the one of the founder-Director.


TEMPA CHOEPHEL SAMKAR (Cultural Secretary & Public Relations Officer 1976-77):
Did his schooling from CST, and St. George’s College, Mussoorie. Did further studies from St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling in 1975. He held the post of Vice President of RTYC ,Darjeeling (1976-77). He served at the Private Office, Kashag Secretariat, Tibetan Settlement at Bylakuppe, Department of Information and International Relations and constitution redrafting. Presently he is the Secretary of Department of Health.


TEKHANG NAMGYAL DORJEE (Joint Secretary 1976-1977); Advisor 1977-83):
He had his basic education in Tibet. President of the RYC, Dharamsala before becoming Centrex member. Was the acting President during the third GBM of TYC. Served as teacher in Tezu, Deputy Secretary and later Secretary in the DIIIR, Secretary to the National Working Committee, Settlement Office at Ladakh and Kollegal, Secretary and now the Chairman of the Public Service Commission and Election Commission.

Centrex 1977-1980

LOBSANG JINPA (President 1977-80 and 1980-83; Advisor 1983-1986; Editor Tibetan Rangzen):
Did his B.A. from Punjab University, Chandigarh after completing school from CST Mussoorie. He was actively involved with RTYCs in Chandigarh and Dharamsala. After college, he joined the Central Tibetan Administration in the Department of Religious and Cultural Affairs, Private Office, Charitable Trust (Calcutta), the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and Secretary of the Department of Security. Now, he works as the Secretary in the Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


LOBSANG CHOEPHEL (Vice President 1977-80; Infor. & Publicity Officer 1980-81):
Alumni of Central School for Tibetans, Mussoorie and Buddhist School for Dialectic. Served in various capacities with Central Tibetan Administration. Left for Australia in 1981, and continued to organize Tibet campaigns there. Now back in Dharamsala and working in the Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


TINLEY WOESER (General Secretary 1977-83):
Alumni of Central School for Tibetans, Dalhousie,. Served in various capacities with the Central Tibetan Administration and actively involved with youth activities. He served as the Representative of Home Department at Gangtok (Sikkim), Secretary of the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute and worked as the Settlement officer at Lugsum, Bylakuppe (South India).


SONAM TSERING (Joint Secretary 1977-83):
Schooled form the Tibetan Homes Foundation at Mussoorie. He served with the Central Tibetan Administration in various capacities for many years and was actively involved with the activities of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Dharamsala. He edited “Rangzen”, the bi-monthly magazine of Tibetan youth congress in Tibetan edition. He served as the Cabinet Secretary in the Central Tibetan Administration.


T.T. KARMA CHOEPHEL (PRO 1977-83; Acting President 1985; V. President 1988-89):
An alumni of Central School for Tibetans Mussoorie, got a B.A. from Delhi University and B.Ed. form Bangalore. He held various post in the RTYC at Delhi and Bylakuppe. Taught at CST Bylakuppe till1981 when he was appointed Rector of CST Shimla and later at Mussoorie. He is a member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile and was the Chairman for the period of six months. In September 1994, he was elected as the President of the newly formed National Democratic Party of Tibet (NDPT), where he is re-elected for the President in May 2004.


NGODUP TSERING (Treasurer 1977-80):
Schooled form CST, Mussoorie and done his further studies at Bangalore. He was actively involved with the activities of the regional TYC of Dharamsala before he got elected to the Central Executive Committee member which is the apex body of the Tibetan Youth Congress. He served the CTA in the Department of Education, Welfare Officer at Dharamsala, Paonta Sahib and Herbertpur.


TENZIN CHEME (Public Relations Officer 1977-80):
Did his schooling at Kalimpong, Delhi, Mussoorie and St. Augustin’s School. He did his further studies at Punjab University, Chandigarh. He held the post of President of the regional Tibetan Youth Congress., Musoorie before becoming a member of the Centrex. He served as teacher at the Tibetan Homes Foundation in Mussoorie and later gone to USA.


KARMA GYATSO ZURKHANG (Discipline & Info. Secy 1977-83; Editor English Rangzen):
Schooled at the Central School for Tibetans, Mussoorie and did his B.A. from Delhi University. He worked at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, CTA, and Tibetan Review. He was a member of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile and now lives in the United States. He was Vice President of the National Democratic Party of Tibet and a member of the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans.

Centrex 1980-1983

LOBSANG JINPA (President 1977-80 and 1980-83; Advisor 1983-1986; Editor Tibetan Rangzen):
Did his B.A. from Punjab University, Chandigarh after completing school from CST Mussoorie. He was actively involved with RTYCs in Chandigarh and Dharamsala. After college, he joined the Central Tibetan Administration in the Department of Religious and Cultural Affairs, Private Office, Charitable Trust (Calcutta), the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and Secretary of the Department of Security. Now works as the Secretary in the Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


JAMYANG NORBU (Treasurer 1970-74; Disciplinarian 1974-76; V. Pres. 80-82; Editor Rangzen):
An alumni of St. Joseph School, Darjeeling. As Founder Director of Amnye Machen Institute, He publishes the “Mang-Tso” newspaper and many other journal and books. He is a well-known writer and commentator on Tibetan and Chinese affairs, and made many lecture tours abroad. He is author of several books, including “Horsemen in the Snow”. He also served CTA, most notably as director of TIPA. Earlier he went to Mustang and joined the Tibetan guerilla there.


JAMPAL CHOSANG (Gen. Secy 1980-83; Vice President 1983-86; Editor English Rangzen):
Graduated form CST Darjeeling, obtained diploma in journalism and worked at the Tibetan Freedom Press. Been the President of the RTYC, Darjeeling for two successive terms. He served with the CTA at the Information Office and Dept. of Service Management. In 1988, he got a USIA Scholarship to study at the University of Florida at Tampa, and thereafter returned to resume CTA service, this time at the Dept. of Health. He worked as Secretary at the Bureau of H.H. the Dalai in Delhi. Now, he heads the office of Tibet at South Africa.


LOBSANG CHOEPHEL (Vice President 1977-80; Infor. & Publicity Officer 1980-81):
Alumni of Central School for Tibetans, Mussoorie and Buddhist School for Dialectic. Served in various capacities with Central Tibetan Administration. Left for Australia in 1981, and continued to organize Tibet campaigns there. Now back in Dharamsala and working in the Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


SONAM TSERING (Joint Secretary 1977-83):
Schooled from the Tibetan Homes Foundation at Mussoorie. He served with the Central Tibetan Administration in various capacities for many years and was actively involved with the activities of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Dharamsala. He edited “Rangzen”, the bi-monthly magazine of Tibetan youth congress in Tibetan edition. He served as the Cabinet Secretary in the Central Tibetan Administration.


T.T. KARMA CHOEPHEL (PRO 1977-83; Acting President 1985; V. President 1988-89):
An alumni of Central School for Tibetans Mussoorie, got a B.A. from Delhi University and B.Ed. form Bangalore. He held various post in the RTYC at Delhi and Bylakuppe. Taught at CST Bylakuppe till1981 when he was appointed Rector of CST Shimla and later at Mussoorie. He is a member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile and was the Chairman for the period of six months. In September 1994, he was elected as the President of the newly formed National Democratic Party of Tibet.


KARMA GYATSO ZURKHANG (Discipline & Info. Secy 1977-83; Editor English Rangzen):
Schooled at the Central School for Tibetans, Mussoorie and did his B.A. from Delhi University. He worked at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, CTA, and Tibetan Review. He was a member of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile and now lives in the United States. He was Vice President of the National Democratic Party of Tibet and a member of the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans.


SONAM NORBU DAGPO (Social Wel Off 1980-83; President 1983-86; Disciplinary Off. 1989-92):
Did his basic schooling from CST Darjeeling and joined Delhi University and Jamai Milia Islamia University in Delhi to get his B.A., M.A. and B.Ed. He held twice the post of President in Delhi RTYC. Taught in SFF School in Herbertpur for several years. Afterwards, he served in CTA at the Research & Analysis Office in Delhi. In 1992, he got a USIA scholarship to study in the USA. He headed the India and FDC Desk at DIIR. He served as the Secretary at Bureau of H.H. the Dalai Lama. Presently, he is an additional Secretary at DIIR.


TSEWANG PALJOR alias Apo Derge (Information Officer 1981-83; 1983-86; 1995-1998):
He did his schooling at Panchamari and his Teacher’s training and B.A. from Punjab University, Chandigarh. During his school days at Panchamari, he represented Panchamari at the first Conference of the Tibetan Youth Congress. He held the posts of executive and advisor of the RTYCs at Dalhousie, Paonta Sahib, Orissa and Kalimpong. He taught at CST Dalhousie, Paonta Sahib, Orissa, Bhandhara and now at Kalimpong.


SINGYE RABTEN (Public Relation Officer 1982-83):
An alumni of Central School for Tibetans and Wynberg Allen at Mussoorie. He served the Central Tibetan Administration as the Settlement Officer at Hunsur Rabgyeling (South India), Religious and Cultural Affairs and a stint at the Office of Tibet in Switzerland. He also worked as the Chief Security Officer at the Private Office.

Centrex 1983-1986

SONAM NORBU DAGPO (Social Wel Off 1980-83; President 1983-86; Disciplinary Off. 1989-92):
Did his basic schooling from CST Darjeeling and joined Delhi University and Jamai Milia Islamia University in Delhi to get his B.A., M.A. and B.Ed. He held twice the post of President in Delhi RTYC. Taught in SFF School in Herbertpur for several years. Afterwards, he served in CTA at the Research & Analysis Office in Delhi. In 1992, he got a USIA scholarship to study in the USA. He headed the India and FDC Desk at DIIR. He served as the Secretary at Bureau of H.H. the Dalai Lama. Presently, he is an additional Secretary at DIIR.


JAMPAL CHOSANG (Gen. Secy 1980-83; Vice President 1983-86; Editor English Rangzen):
Graduated form CST Darjeeling, obtained diploma in journalism and worked at the Tibetan Freedom Press. Been the President of the RTYC, Darjeeling for two successive terms. He served with the CTA at the Information Office and Dept. of Service Management. In 1988, he got a USIA Scholarship to study at the University of Florida at Tampa, and thereafter returned to resume CTA service, this time at the Dept. of Health. He worked as Secretary at the Bureau of H.H. the Dalai in Delhi. Now, he heads the office of Tibet at South Africa.


TASHI NAMGYAL (General Secretary 1983-86 and 1986-89):
An alumni of the CST Panchmari. He has a B.Com degree from Delhi University. While at Dharamsala, he worked with the RTYC, and was TYC representative at Delhi form 1979 to 1983. He attended many international conferences relating to Buddhism and youth on behalf of TYC and TYBA. He began serving CTA since 1972 and was the Representative of the Office of Tibet in Kathmandu, Nepal. In between, he did various stints in Bhutan, at Security Office, at the Department of Health etc.


LOBSANG TSULTRIM (Uncle) (Info. Secy 1983-86; Cul. Secy 1986-89; Ed. Tib. Rangzen):
Completed his schooling from CST Mussoorie in 1975 and B.A. from Chandigarh. Was President of the RYTC Chandigarh. Served CTA at the Information Office many years where worked on a project to prepare a definitive map of Tibet and helped start an audio-visual section. In 1985, he went to England for a special in cinematography, he go a USIA scholarship in 1992 and attended University of California at Santa Barbara to further enhance his audio-visual skills. He was also the chief editor of the Voice of Tibet.


LODOE SANGPO (Public Relations Officer 1983-86; Finance Secretary 1986-89):
He did his schooling at Central School for Tibetans, Shimla. He was the President of RTYC, Darjeeling. He joined and served with the Special Frontier Force from 1973 to 1976. He worked as Executive member of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Association, Dharamsala and President of Tibetan Freedom Movement, Dharamsala. He also acts as Treasurer of the National Democratic Party of Tibet. At present, he is an advocate and also a member of Dharamsala Local Tibetan Assembly.


DAWA DHARGYE (Social Welfare Officer 1983-86):
After schooling from CST Mussoorie, he did B.Sc. in Bangalore. He was the General Secretary of two regional TYC and President to the Bangalore youth branch. Was also a one time President of the Joint Action Committee of the South India youth regional. He has also served with the Tibetan Freedom Movement. He worked with Chowkur Tibetan Settlement and TCV Farm Project in Bylakuppe.


TSERING DHONDUP alias Gentleman (Jt. Secretary 1983-86; Vice President 1986-88):
Started his schooling at CST Panchmari and completed it from CST Mussoorie in 1973. Obtained B.A. in political science from Delhi University. Involved with RTYC Panchmari, Delhi and the Committee for Restoration of Independence in Delhi. He worked at the Tibetan Research Office in Delhi for years, where he co-authored a book “Understanding the Policy of Liberalization”. He was a member of Tibetan Parliament in 1988-1990. Now lives in Salt Lake City in US.


TSEWANG PALJOR alias Apo Derge (Information Officer 1981-83; 1983-86; 1995-1998):
He did his schooling at Panchamari and his Teacher’s training and B.A. from Punjab University, Chandigarh. During his school days at Panchamari, he represented Panchamari at the first Conference of the Tibetan Youth Congress. He held the posts of executive and advisor of the RTYCs at Dalhousie, Paonta Sahib, Orissa and Kalimpong. He taught at CST Dalhousie, Paonta Sahib, Orissa, Bhandhara and now at Kalimpong.


TSERING WANGYAL (Social Welfare Officer 1983-86):
After schooling from CST Mussoorie, he joined Delhi University in 1971 to get his B.A. and later did B.Ed. in Bangalore. Was an active member of RTYC Delhi at that time. He taught at Tibetan schools in Bylakuppe and Hunsur, where he also involved with the RTYC. He later taught at the Central School for Tibetans, Mussoorie before he immigrated to USA.


Dr. PEMA DORJEE (Cultural & Literary Officer 1983-86):
Amongst the early graduates of Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute (TMAI). He held different posts in the regional TYC, Dharamsala before he becoming a Centrex member. He worked at various branches of the TMAI and is now a well-known Tibetan doctor and was the secretary of TMAI. He was awarded with gold medal in recognition of his contribution in the field of Tibetan medicine by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines. He was Joint Secretary of the National Democratic Party of Tibet. He is the Chairman of newly established Tibetan Medical Council.


T.T. KARMA CHOEPHEL (PRO 1977-83; Acting President 1985; V. President 1988-89):
An alumni of Central School for Tibetans Mussoorie, got a B.A. from Delhi University and B.Ed. form Bangalore. He held various post in the RTYC at Delhi and Bylakuppe. Taught at CST Bylakuppe till1981 when he was appointed Rector of CST Shimla and later at Mussoorie. He is a member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile and was the Chairman for the period of six months. In September 1994, he was elected as the President of the newly formed National Democratic Party of Tibet.

Centrex 1986-1989

LHASANG TSERING (PRO 1976; President 1986-1990; Editor of English “Rangzen”):
Graduated from Wynberg Allen School. Held various posts in RTYC Dharamsala. As Centrex President, traveled widely around the world on lecture to campaign for Tibet. Resigned from Centrex in 1990. In 1972 joined Chushi Gangdrug guerilla in Mustang. Served at TCV School as its Principal and Deputy Director and also served in SFF. Worked in the Information Office, and was acting editor of Tibetan Review for some time. He worked at the Amnye Machen Institute (AMI), of which he was one of the founder-Director.


T.T. KARMA CHOEPHEL (PRO 1977-83; Acting President 1985; V. President 1988-89):
An alumni of Central School for Tibetans Mussoorie, got a B.A. from Delhi University and B.Ed. form Bangalore. He held various post in the RTYC at Delhi and Bylakuppe. Taught at CST Bylakuppe till1981 when he was appointed Rector of CST Shimla and later at Mussoorie. He is a member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile and was the Chairman for the period of six months. In September 1994, he was elected as the President of the newly formed National Democratic Party of Tibet (NDPT), where he is re-elected for the President in May 2004.


TASHI NAMGYAL (General Secretary 1983-86 and 1986-89):
An alumni of the CST Panchmari. He has a B.Com degree from Delhi University. While at Dharamsala, he worked with the RTYC, and was TYC representative at Delhi form 1979 to 1983. He attended many international conferences relating to Buddhism and youth on behalf of TYC and TYBA. He began serving CTA since 1972 and was the Representative of the Office of Tibet in Kathmandu, Nepal. In between, he did various stints in Bhutan, at Security Office, at the Department of Health etc.


TSERING DHONDUP alias Gentleman (Jt. Secretary 1983-86; Vice President 1986-88):
Started his schooling at CST Panchmari and completed it from CST Mussoorie in 1973. Obtained B.A. in political science from Delhi University. Involved with RTYC Panchmari, Delhi and the Committee for Restoration of Independence in Delhi. He worked at the Tibetan Research Office in Delhi for years, where he co-authored a book “Understanding the Policy of Liberalization”. He was a member of Tibetan Parliament in 1988-1990. Now lives in Salt Lake City in US.


TASHI PHUNTSOK (Jt. Secy 1986-89; Gen. Secy 1989-92; Editor of English ‘Rangzen’):
Born in Nyalam, Tibet, he did his basic schooling at CST Mussoorie. Did his further studies in Chandigarh (BA Hons., LLB), Bangalore (B.Ed.) and Vellore (Diploma in Psychotherapy). Was a youth leader in Kollegal settlement, where he taught for 6 years, and served as President of RTYC Chandigarh twice. Toured widely to campaign for Tibet. He headed the Africa and Middle East Desk in the Bureau of HH the Dalai Lama in New Delhi. He was a representative at the Office of Tibet, South Africa and presently heads the Office of Tibet, Paris, France.


KARMA CHOEKYI (Social Service Officer 1986-89; ORI 1989-92):
Did her schooling at Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala and Tibetan Homes Foundation, Mussoorie. She did Secretarial Course at New Delhi. She was an active member of the Tibetan Youth Congress branch of Delhi. She worked with the Charitrust Handicraft Exports and later with the Potala Tours & Travels, both in Delhi for many years.


GYARI DOLMA (Information Secy. 1986-89; Joint Secretary 1989-91):
Born in Kalimpong in 1964. Did schooling in CST Darjeeling and B. A. from Punjab University. She was actively involved in RTYC, Darjeeling. She was also involved with foreign students at Chandigarh where she was a member of the GLOBAL 86 youth anti-apartheid movement. While at Centrex, she toured Japan and Australia and resigned in 1991 when she was elected to the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. At present she is the Deputy Speaker of Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies.


LOBSANG TSULTRIM (Uncle) (Info. Secy 1983-86; Cul. Secy 1986-89; Ed. Tib. Rangzen):
Completed his schooling from CST Mussoorie in 1975 and B.A. from Chandigarh. Was President of the RYTC Chandigarh. Served CTA at the Information Office many years where worked on a project to prepare a definitive map of Tibet and helped start an audio-visual section. In 1985, he went to England for a special in cinematography, he go a USIA scholarship in 1992 and attended University of California at Santa Barbara to further enhance his audio-visual skills. He was also the chief editor of the Voice of Tibet.


Ven. YESHI CHOEDAK (Social Wel. Off. 1986-89; Cul. Secy. 1989-90; V. Pres. 1991-2; Ed Tib: Rangzen):
Born in Lhoka, studied at CST Shimla. Did his higher studies at the CIHTS in Varanasi. In 1975, he studied at Sera monastery in Bylakuppe and also taught novice monks for three years. He held various posts while at TYC Dharamsala. Since 1979, he has been serving with the Private Office of H. H. the Dalai Lama. Currently, he is working at the Department of Security as a Joint Secretary.


LODOE SANGPO (Public Relations Officer 1983-86; Finance Secretary 1986-89):
He did his schooling at Central School for Tibetans, Shimla. He was the President of RTYC, Darjeeling. He joined and served with the Special Frontier Force from 1973 to 1976. He worked as Executive member of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Association, Dharamsala and President of Tibetan Freedom Movement, Dharamsala. He also acts as Treasurer of the National Democratic Party of Tibet. At present, he is an advocate and also a member of Dharamsala Local Tibetan Assembly.

Centrex 1989-1992

LHASANG TSERING (PRO 1976; President 1986-1990; Editor of English “Rangzen”):
Graduated from Wynberg Allen School. Held various posts in RTYC Dharamsala. As Centrex President, traveled widely around the world on lecture to campaign for Tibet. Resigned from Centrex in 1990. In 1972 joined Chushi Gangdrug guerilla in Mustang. Served at TCV School as its Principal and Deputy Director and also served in SFF. Worked in the Information Office, and was acting editor of Tibetan Review for some time. He worked at the Amnye Machen Institute (AMI), of which he was the one of the founder-Director.


TSEWANG PHUNTSO (Vice President 1989-90; President 1991-95):
Did schooling from CST Mussorie and diploma course in Karnataka. Served as Gen. Secy. (1986-89), V. Prs. & Pre. (1983-86) of RTYC, Dharamsala and edited “Dhasa Messenger”. Travelled widely around the world during these tenures attending various conferences, speaking and lobbying for Tibet. He was in the SFF between 1975-76 and served in CTA as Secy. of the Delek Hospital; Head of the Health Education and Training Cell for the Department of Health. He also served in the DIIR and currently works as the liaison officer for South America desk in New York.


Ven YESHI CHOEDAK (Social Wel. Off. 1986-89; Cul. Secy. 1989-90; V. Pres. 1991-02; Ed Tib: Rangzen):
Born in Lhoka, studied at CST Shimla. Did his higher studies at the CIHTS in Varanasi where he also served in Principal’s office for one year after graduation. In 1975, he studied at Sera monastery in Bylakuppe and also taught novice monks for three years. He held various posts while at TYC Dharamsala. Since 1979, he has been serving with the Private Office of H. H. the Dalai Lama. Currently, he is working at the Department of Security as a Joint Secretary.


TASHI PHUNTSOK (Jt. Secy 1986-89; Gen. Secy 1989-92; Editor of English ‘Rangzen’):
Born in Nyalam, Tibet, he did his basic schooling at CST Mussoorie. Did his further studies in Chandigarh (BA Hons., LLB), Bangalore (B.Ed.) and Vellore (Diploma in Psychotherapy). Was a youth leader in Kollegal settlement, where he taught for 6 years, and served as President of RTY Chandigarh twice. Toured widely to campaign for Tibet. He headed the Africa and Middle East Desk in the Bureau of HH the Dalai Lama in New Delhi.


LOBSANG NYANDAK (Jt. Secy 1991-92; Gen. Secy 1992-95; Editor English “Rangzen”):
Born at Kalimpong in 1965, completed his schooling from SFF School and CST Mie. In 1986, earned B. A. and B. Ed. from Panjab University at Chandigarh. Served as Gen. Secy of RTYC, Chandigarh (1988-89) and as Exe. Secry at Centrex office (1990-91). Took over as Gen. Secy in 1992 and attended UN Conference in Egypt and made lecture tour in Sweden. Served as President of Tibetan Freedom Movement, Chandigarh (1989-90) & Gen. Secy/Spokesperson of Tibetan Peace March Committee. After TYC, he served in NDPT and also as Executive Director of TCHRD. Later he was appointed as Kalon for Finance and Health.


NAMGYAL SHASTRI (Information Secy 1989-92; Gen Secy. 1992; Editor of Tibetan “Rangzen”):
After schooling in CST Dalhousie, he studied at the CIHTS at Varanasi earning a Shastri degree (B.A.) in 1978. He held the post of Rupon, Vice President and General Secretary of the RTYC, Dharamsala. He taught Tibetan language at TCV School and joined CTA service at the DIIR in 1987 as a reporter. He resigned from Centrex in December 1992 to join VOA Tibetan Service in USA where he continues to this day.


GYARI DOLMA (Information Secy. 1986-89; Joint Secretary 1989-91):
Born in Kalimpong in 1964. Did schooling in CST Darjeeling and B. A. from Punjab University. She was actively involved in RTYC, Darjeeling. She was also involved with foreign students at Chandigarh where she was a member of the GLOBAL 86 youth anti-apartheid movement. While at Centrex, she toured Japan and Australia and resigned in 1991 when she was elected to the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. At present she is the Deputy Speaker of Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies.


KARMA CHOEKYI (Social Service Officer 1986-89; PRO 1989-92):
Did her schooling at Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala and Tibetan Homes Foundation, Mussoorie. She did Secretarial Course at New Delhi. She was an active member of the Tibetan Youth Congress branch of Delhi. She worked with the Charitrust Handicraft Exports and later with the Potala Tours & Travels, both in Delhi for many years.


KARMA SAMTEN RAKAGME (Info. Secy 1990-92; V-President 1992-95; Editor Eng. “Rangzen”):
Born at Gangtok, did schooling from TCV Dharamsala and CST, Mie. He got B.A. (English Hons.) and LL.B. from Delhi University. Held post of Jt. Secy twice (1983-4 & 1985-6) and V. Pres. twice (1989-90 & 1990-Dec) in RTYC, Delhi till he was inducted to Centrex following a vacancy. 1990-92 he functioned from Delhi as a Spokesman of TYC. Attended workshop on “Political Strategies” in Portugal. He edited ‘March’ RTYC, Delhi magazine (1984). Served as Jt. Secy of Tibetan Freedom Movement, Delhi (1986-88).


THUPTEN WANGYAL alias Flying Monk (Finance Secy 1989-92; PRO 1992-95):
Did his schooling from CST Dalhouie. Joined the Gyuto Tantric Monastery at Hunsur in 1970 and was Gen Secy of Monastery for 12 years. He held the post of President for tow successive terms 1983-89 of the RTYC, Hunsur and Vice President and President of the Joint Action Committee of the South India. He did a dairy farming course in the US in 1989, and joined the CTA service in 1980 and appointed as Settlement Officer at Tezu and Orissa. He also served as the PRO at the Bureau of H.H. the Dalai Lama in New Delhi.


NYIMA SAMKAR (Public Relation Officer 1989-92):
Finished schooling from CST Mussoorie in 1973 and did B.A. at the DAV College in Chandigarh. He was Cultural Secretary, Joint Secretary and later acting President of RTYC Chandigarh and Herbertpur. He served the CTA as Welfare & Settlement Officer at Herbertpur, Darjeeling, and Solu Khumbu in Nepal.


SONAM NORBU DAGPO (Social Wel Off 1980-83; President 1983-86; Disciplinary Off. 1989-92):
Did his basic schooling from CST Darjeeling and joined Delhi University and Jamai Milia Islamia University in Delhi to get his B.A., M.A. and B.Ed. He held twice the post of President in Delhi RTYC. Taught in SFF School in Herbertpur for several years. Afterwards, he served in CTA at the Research & Analysis Office in Delhi. In 1992, he got a USIA scholarship to study in the USA. He headed the India and FDC Desk at DIIR. He served as the Secretary at Bureau of H.H. the Dalai Lama. Presently, he is an additional Secretary at DIIR.


Centrex 1992-1995

TSEWANG PHUNTSO (Vice President 1989-90; President 1991-95):
Did schooling from CST Mussorie and diploma course in Karnataka. Served as Gen. Secy. (1986-89), V. Prs. & Pre. (1983-86) of RTYC, Dharamsala and edited “Dhasa Messenger”. Travelled widely around the world during these tenures attending various conferences, speaking and lobbying for Tibet. He was in the SFF between 1975-76 and served in CTA as Secy. of the Delek Hospital; Head of the Health Education and Training Cell for the Department of Health. He also served in the DIIR and currently works as the liaison officer for South America desk in New York.


KARMA SAMTEN RAKAGME (Info. Secy 1990-92; V-President 1992-95; Editor Eng. “Rangzen”):
Born at Gangtok, did schooling from TCV Dharamsala and CST, Mie. He got B.A. (English Hons.) and LL.B. from Delhi University. Held post of Jt. Secy twice (1983-4 & 1985-6) and V. Pres. twice (1989-90 & 1990-Dec) in RTYC, Delhi till he was inducted to Centrex following a vacancy. 1990-92 he functioned from Delhi as a Spokesman of TYC. Attended workshop on “Political Strategies” in Portugal. He edited ‘March’ RTYC, Delhi magazine (1984). Served as Jt. Secy of Tibetan Freedom Movement, Delhi (1986-88).


LOBSANG NYANDAK (Jt. Secy 1991-92; Gen. Secy 1992-95; Editor English “Rangzen”):
Born at Kalimpong in 1965, completed his schooling from SFF School and CST Mie. In 1986, earned B. A. and B. Ed. from Panjab University at Chandigarh. Served as Gen. Secy of RTYC, Chandigarh (1988-89) and as Exe. Secry at Centrex office (1990-91). Took over as Gen. Secy in 1992 and attended UN Conference in Egypt and made lecture tour in Sweden. Served as President of Tibetan Freedom Movement, Chandigarh (1989-90) & Gen. Secy/Spokesperson of Tibetan Peace March Committee. After TYC, he served in NDPT and also as Executive Director of TCHRD. Later he was appointed as Kalon for Finance and Health.


YANGCHEN DOLKAR (Information Secretary 1992-95; General Secretary 1995-1998):
Born at Dharamsala, she did basic schooling at the CST Bylakuppe and later on did B. Com. from Christ College in Bangalore and diploma in auditing at Chandigarh. While in college she served as Rupon, Cultural Secretary and Vice President of the RTYC, Bangalore and also with RTYC Dharamsala. At Centrex, she represented TYC at various International women’s fora. Joined CTA and served in the Audit Commission for 2 years before being elected to the Centrex in 1992.


THUPTEN WANGYAL alias Flying Monk (Finance Secy 1989-92; PRO 1992-95):
Did his schooling from CST Dalhouie. Joined the Gyuto Tantric Monastery at Hunsur in 1970 and was Gen Secy of Monastery for 12 years. He held the post of President for tow successive terms 1983-89 of the RTYC, Hunsur and Vice President and President of the Joint Action Committee of the South India. He did a dairy farming course in the US in 1989, and joined the CTA service in 1980 and appointed as Settlement Officer at Tezu and Orissa. He also served as the PRO at the Bureau of H.H. the Dalai Lama in New Delhi.


TOPGYAL (Cultural Secretary 1992-95):
He had his education in Kalimpong. He was an active loyal member of the TYC and held various post in the RYTC, Dharamsala including the post of President. Joined CTA service in 1976 and worked with Research & Analysis Office, ATPD Secretariat, Bhandara Settlement Officer, and Constitution Redrafting Committee. He is now working at the Kashag Secretariat.


KUNGA TASHI (Cultural Secretary 1992-95; Editor Tibetan ‘Rangzen’):
Born and educated in Lhasa, he escaped to Indian in 1983. Involved with RTYC Dharamsala since coming to Dharamsala. He serves CTA at the Research & Analysis Centre and now in the Department of Security. He edited publication of book “Tibet: A Land of Snows” in Tibetan; he is well versed in Chinese also. He worked at the Tibetan Culture Centre in Taipei.


TSEWANG TENZIN (Finance Secretary 1992-95):
Did his basic schooling in Central School for Tibetans, Dalhousie and later joined the Gyudmed Tantric College (1970-79) and served as its Secretary. He studied at Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi from 1979 to 1983. He is fluent speaker of Japanese language. He held the post of General Secretary and President of the RTYC, Hunsur (1987-1989).


BUCHUNG K TSERING (PRO 1992-93; Jt. Secy 1993-95; Editor of English “Rangzen”):
Schooled at CST Bylakuppe and Darjeeling. Did his higher studies at Delhi and obtained B. A. (English Hons.). While in Delhi, he served as Treasurer and President and in Dharamsala, served as Jt. Secy & Vice President of RYTC. Edited ‘March magazine of RTYC, Delhi and ‘Dharamsala Messenger’ of RTYC, Dharamsala. Before joining the CTA in 1984, he briefly worked with the Indian Express newspaper. He served as an Associate Secy at the DIIR, and was editor of “Tibetan Bulletin” until he joined International Campaign for Tibet where he continues.


LOBSANG SINGYE (Information Secretary 1992-94):
An alumni of CST Darjeeling, he completed +2 at St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling. At Delhi, he did his B.A. (English Hons.) and completed LL.B. from Delhi University. In Darjeeling, he served as Vice President (1988-89). In Delhi, he served as General Secretary (1989-90) and the President in 1990-91 of RTYC. Resigned in October 1994 upon his election as General Secretary of the new Chushi Gangdurg, by a special Dhotoe GBM. Gone to USA on USIA scholarship for two years studied and graduated from Havard University.


Centrex 1995-1998

TSETAN NORBU (President 1995-98; 1998-2001):
Graduated with Bachelor of Commerce from Tribuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal. Got Diploma in Social Leadership from St. Xavier University, Philippines. Also did training in Export and Marketing from Sian Productivity Organization in Japan. From 1980 to 1989, he served the Tibetan Research Office of Darjeeling. He edited the independent magazine ‘Sambhota’ published from Kathmandu. He served as the President of TYC chapter in Kathmandu and was member of Tibetan Freedom Movement and Tibetan Local Assembly in Nepal. During his tenure in the Centrex, he toured many countries as spokesman of TYC.


KARMA YESHI NAZHI (Vice President/ Editor-Tibetan Rangzen 1995-98; 1998-2001):
Born in 1965, Gangtok. Did his graduation from Punjab University, Chandigarh and also obtained Bachelor of Education degree and diploma in language from the same university. He was an executive member of Chandigarh branch of TYC from 1987-88 and President of the Puruwala branch from 1992-95. He also served several years as President of the Tibetan Freedom Movement in Chandigarh and Puruwala. In 1995, he was elected as the President of Local Assembly of Sakya Tibetan Settlement in Puruwala, Himachal Pradesh. At present, he is a member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (ATPD) and also heads the Voce of Tibet Radio Service based in Dharamsala.


YANGCHEN DOLKAR (Information Secretary 1992-95; General Secretary 1995-1998):
Born at Dharamsala, she did basic schooling at the CST Bylakuppe and later on did B. Com. from Christ College in Bangalore and diploma in auditing at Chandigarh. While in college she served as Rupon, Cultural Secretary and Vice President of the RTYC, Bangalore and also with RTYC Dharamsala. At Centrex, she represented TYC at various International women’s fora. Joined CTA and served in the Audit Commission for 2 years before being elected to the Centrex in 1992.


L. PEMA LHUNDUP (Jt Secretary 1995-98; General Secretary 1998-2000; Ed Eng Rangzen 1995-2000):
Completed his schooling from Central School for Tibetans, Darjeeling in 1979. Joined Special Frontier Force compulsory training programmed and served there for two years. He played key role in the formation of regional chapter of TYC Nainital and became the founding General Secretary. He also held the post of assistant editor of the RTYC’s annual journal “Exiled Spark”. Professionally, he was a teacher and held the post of headmaster of the Central Tibetan Day School, Nainital from 1984-1995. Sadly, he died in 2000.


CHOEKYONG WANGCHUK (Sec Int’l Rlt 1995-98:Jt. Secy 1998-2000:Gen Sec /Ed Eng Rangzen 2000-01):
Born in Kalimpong, he passed his senior Secondary School from SFF School in Herbertpur in 1990. He then joined for B.A in GCM, Chandigarh, Punjab University and obtained his graduation in 1993. He served as the President to Overseas Student Association (O.S.A) of Government College for men’s in 1992 and also as the President of RTYC. Presently, he is working as the coordinator of India-Tibet Coordination Office (ITCO) of CTA in Delhi.


JAMYANG DORJEE (Organisational Secretary 1995-1998):
Born in Lhasa. Did his schooling from CST Mussoorie and M.D.A.V, School, New Delhi. Worked as headmaster of the Tibetan School in Ravangla (1974-1976). He played a pivotal role in the formative stage of the Tibetan Freedom Movement and was the first President of RTYC Ravangla. Joined Sikkim Government service in 1977 at Gangtok and became an Assistant Director of Tourism Department in 1984 and a member of State Civil Service as Deputy Secretary of Culture in 1989. Held the post of General Secretary of RTYC, Gangtok. Joined CTA in 1994 as Deputy Secretary of the Deptt of Religion and Culture and served as Director of TIPA and Coordinator of ITCO. Resigned and established a new NGO called Youth Empowerment Initiative where he is the founding director.


TENZIN P. ATISHA (Finance Secretary 1995-1998):
He was born in Tsakor, Tibet. Did his schooling from CST, Dalhousie. Got his Bachelor and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Political Science from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He served the President and executive member of RTYC Chandigarh and Dharamsala respectively. He was the Joint Secretary of DIIR before designating the Representative of the Offices of Tibet in Taiwan and now in Australia.


NGODUP GYALTSEN (Public Relations Officer 1995-1997):
He has served in various capacities at Lugsum Samdupling Tibetan settlement in Bylakuppe. He was an active member of TYC and held the post of President and General Secretary of RTYC, Bylakuppe. He also served for several years as an executive member of the Joint Action Committee of the Tibetan Settlement in South India. Later served as the Welfare Officer of the Tibetan Settlement in Kullu District and Settlement Officer of Kollegal before being transferred to the head office of Department of Home.


CHOEPHEL THUPTEN (Cultural Secretary 1995-1997):
Did his schooling form CST Bylakuppe. Graduated from the Christ College, Bangalore University and Diploma in Computer from ISCT and Journalism from Media Centre, Bangalore. He was elected twice to the post of President of RTYC Bangalore and was the Vice President of the South Zone Joint Action Committee. In 1992, he joined the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and was the Information Secretary of RTYC, Dharamsala. Presently, he works at the Representative Office of South Zone Tibetan Settlement in Bangalore.


TSERING TASHI (Public Relations Officer 1997-1998):
Did his schooling at Mussoorie Public School from 1969-1979. Obtained B.A degree and post-graduate diploma course in Journalism and Mass Communication from Changidarh. Joined CTA as a Research Assistant at the then Information Office. He served at Bureau of H.H. the Dalai Lama as the Press Officer and later as its Secretary. Selected for the Fulbright Scholarship and received Master degree in Journalism from University of Arizona. He served in the Offices of Tibet in US, London, Switzerland and also in ICT, Washington, D.C. Edited Tibetan Bulletin of the DIIR. He also served at the Private office of H.H. the Dalai Lama.


Ven. TENZIN C. THINLAY (Finance Secretary 1997-1998: 1998-2001):
Did his schooling at TCV till the middle school and then joined the Namgyal Monastery. Kusho Thinley la, as mostly called by his friends, was a board member of Namgyal Monastery and had toured extensively to the west to organize exhibitions. He has served as the Director of Sangye Choeling Monastery at Shimla from 1991-1997 and concurrently also served as the Director of Old-aged Home at Sanjouli at Shimla.


TSEWANG PALJOR alias Apo Derge (Information Officer 1981-83; 1983-86; 1995-1998):
He did his schooling at Panchamari and his Teacher’s training and B.A. from Punjab University, Chandigarh. During his school days at Panchamari, he represented Panchamari at the first Conference of the Tibetan Youth Congress. He held the posts of executive and advisor of the RTYCs at Dalhousie, Paonta Sahib, Orissa and Kalimpong. He taught at CST Dalhousie, Paonta Sahib, Orissa, Bhandhara and now at Kalimpong.


Centrex 1998-2001

TSETAN NORBU (President 1995-98; 1998-2001):
Graduated with Bachelor of Commerce from Tribuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal. Got Diploma in Social Leadership from St. Xavier University, Philippines. Also did training in Export and Marketing from Sian Productivity Organization in Japan. From 1980 to 1989, he served the Tibetan Research Office of Darjeeling. He edited the independent magazine ‘Sambhota’ published from Kathmandu. He served as the President of TYC chapter in Kathmandu and was member of Tibetan Freedom Movement and Tibetan Local Assembly in Nepal. During his tenure in the Centrex, he toured many countries as spokesman of TYC.


KARMA YESHI NAZHI (Vice President/ Editor-Tibetan Rangzen 1995-98; 1998-2001):
Born in 1965, Gangtok. Did his graduation from Punjab University, Chandigarh and also obtained Bachelor of Education degree and diploma in language from the same university. He was an executive member of Chandigarh branch of TYC from 1987-88 and President of the Puruwala branch from 1992-95. He also served several years as President of the Tibetan Freedom Movement in Chandigarh and Puruwala. In 1995, he was elected as the President of Local Assembly of Sakya Tibetan Settlement in Puruwala, Himachal Pradesh. At present, he is a member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (ATPD) and also heads the Voce of Tibet Radio Service based in Dharamsala.


L. PEMA LHUNDUP (Jt Secretary 1995-98; General Secretary 1998-2000; Ed Eng Rangzen 1995-2000):
Completed his schooling from Central School for Tibetans, Darjeeling in 1979. Joined Special Frontier Force compulsory training programmed and served there for two years. He played key role in the formation of regional chapter of TYC Nainital and became the founding General Secretary. He also held the post of assistant editor of the RTYC’s annual journal “Exiled Spark”. Professionally, he was a teacher and held the post of headmaster of the Central Tibetan Day School, Nainital from 1984-1995. Sadly, he died in 2000.


CHOEKYONG WANGCHUK (Sec Int’l Rlt 1995-98:Jt. Secy 1998-2000:Gen Sec /Ed Eng Rangzen 2000-01):
Born in Kalimpong, he passed his senior Secondary School from SFF School in Herbertpur in 1990. He then joined for B.A in GCM, Chandigarh, Punjab University and obtained his graduation in 1993. He served as the President to Overseas Student Association (O.S.A) of Government College for men’s in 1992 and also as the President of RTYC. Presently, he is working as the coordinator of India-Tibet Coordination Office (ITCO) of CTA in Delhi.


DOLMA CHOEPHEL (Organisational Secy 1998-2000; Jt. Secy 2000-2001; 2001-2004):
An art student from GCG, Chandigarh, Punjab University, obtained her post-graduate diploma in Public Relations after completing her school from Lower TCV and Dalhousie. She was actively involved with TYC activities and held the post of Public Relations Officer of RTYC and TFM, Chandigarh. Served as the Executive secretary and as the Circulation Manager of the TYCs’ Rangzen publication during her service at the TYC Centrex.


Ven. TENZIN C. THINLAY (Finance Secretary 1997-1998: 1998-2001):
Did his schooling at TCV till the middle school and then joined the Namgyal Monastery. Kusho Thinley la, as mostly called by his friends, was a board member of Namgyal Monastery and had toured extensively to the west to organize exhibitions. He has served as the Director of Sangye Choeling Monastery at Shimla from 1991-1997 and concurrently also served as the Director of Old-aged Home at Sanjouli at Shimla.


DECHEN TSOMO (Finance Secretary 1998-2001; 2001-2004):
She joined the Tibetan Handicraft Centre, Jawalakhel, Nepal after schooling from St. Mary’s High School. She was the founding member of the Regional Tibetan Women’s Association, Nepal and served as its executive members from 1984-1991 and 994-1997. She also served as a member of the Tibetan Freedom Movement, Nepal and had taken very active role in many TYC’s activities. She is still working as sales incharge of the Tibetan Handicraft Centre since 1975.


PEMA GYATSO (Information Secretary 1998-2001):
Completed his schooling from CST Mussoorie in 1981 and had his earlier education in Tibetan Boys Hostel, Dehradun and Tibetan Homes Foundation, Mussoorie respectively. He was the President of the Gangtok Dance Group form 1984-1986. He held various post of the Tibetan Youth Club, Gangtok since 1987. After serving as the General Secretary of TFM, Gangtok, he served as the President of RTYC. Presently, he is working at the office of the Planning Commission, Government of Sikkim.


Ven. TENPA TASHI (Cultural Secretary 1999-2001; 2001-2004; Editor Tib Rangzen 1999-2004):
Born in Amdo province of Tibet. Studied Tibetan religious teachings and grammers from Yulung Monastery and Drakardrel County Monastery in Tibet. In 1987, he escaped into exile and remained in Drepung Gomang Monastery studying Tse-ma, Pharching and Uma till 1996. Appointed to the religious teacher in CST Darjeeling and served as the President of RTYC and Chairman of TYC Joint Action Committee of the North-eastern states of India. Introduced and edited a journal “Gyalkhai Kyareng” of RTYC. Presently, he is serving as a lecturer for religion and literature at TMAI.


JAMYANG CHOEPHEL (Public Relation Officer 1999-2001; Secy. Int’l Relations 2001-2004):
Did schooling from CST, Mussoorie Modern School and Delhi Public School. Earned his B.A. degree from Delhi University. During his school and college days, he was hockey team captain and represented Delhi team in Kayak and Canoe held in Srinagar (J&K). While in college in Delhi, he held various post of RTYC and served as Sports Secretary (1994-1995), General Secretary (1995-1997) and President (19971998). He was closely associated with TYC before elected as Centrex.


Centrex 2001-2004

KALSANG PHUNTSOK (President/Editor English Rangzen 2001-2004):
Completed his schooling from CST, Darjeeling. Served as a treasurer of RTYC Darjeeling from 1970-80. Obtained his Master degree in Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh and post graduate studies in Business Management MBM degree from Kurukshetra University, Haryana. Held the post of cashier of RTYC and President of TFM, Chandigarh from 1981-83. He was a founding member of Songtsen Birjuti Samajic and Sanskritic Sewa Sangh based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He served as the President of RTYC Kathmandu from 1999-2001.


TENZIN SAMPHEL (Vice President 2001-2004):
Born in Doegueling Tibetan Settlement, Mundgod and did his schooling from CST Mundgod. Earned his bachelor degree and one year computer course from Delhi University. While in college, he served as the Vice President and President of RTYC Delhi in 1997 and 1998 respectively. He took part in various activities of TYC particularly during the TYC Hunger Strike unto Death at Delhi in 1998, worked with Centrex throughout the duration. Attended many workshops, seminars and conferences including the UN World Conference against Racism at Durban, South Africa.


TSULTRIM DORJEE (General Secretary/Editor Tibetan Rangzen 2001-2004):
Born in Darjeeling. He did his schooling from CST Darjeeling and completed his graduation from St. Joseph’s college, Darjeeling. During his college days he served as the General Secretary and President of the RTYC, Darjeeling for two consecutive terms from 1997-1999 and 1999 – 2001 respectively. He also served as the editor of Regional Magazine called ‘Gyalkhai Kyareng’. Besides, he worked as a teacher at the Manjushree Centre of Tibetan Culture along with giving talks on All India Radio. He also participated in various workshops and has attended various national and international conferences including the 3rd Assembly of World Movement for Democracy held in Durban, South Africa.


DOLMA CHOEPHEL (Organisational Secy 1998-2000; Jt. Secy 2000-2001; 2001-2004):
An art student from GCG, Chandigarh, Punjab University, obtained her post-graduate diploma in Public Relations after completing her school from Lower TCV and Dalhousie. She was actively involved with TYC activities and held the post of Public Relations Officer of RTYC and TFM, Chandigarh. Served as the Executive secretary and as the Circulation Manager of the TYCs’ Rangzen publication during her service at the TYC Centrex.


JIGME THINLAY (Information Secretary 2001-2004):
Did his schooling from Tibetan Homes Foundations and CST Mussoorie. He was an active member of TYC and executive member of Student Council of Tibetan Youth Hostel (Delhi) from 1996-1997. Earned his bachelor degree in Commerce from Delhi University and completed his M.Com and M.A. in Economics from DAV College, Dehradun (Garwal University). Before his election to the Centrex, he was president of regional working committee of TYC Dekyiling branch.


JAMYANG CHOEPHEL (Public Relation Officer 1999-2001; Secy. Int’l Relations 2001-2004):
Did schooling from CST, Mussoorie Modern School and Delhi Public School. Earned his B.A. degree from Delhi University. During his school and college days, he was hockey team captain and represented Delhi team in Kayak and Canoe held in Srinagar (J&K). While in college in Delhi, he held various post of RTYC and served as Sports Secretary (1994-1995), General Secretary (1995-1997) and President (19971998). He was closely associated with TYC before elected as Centrex.


Ven. TENPA TASHI (Cultural Secretary 1999-2001; 2001-2004; Editor Tib Rangzen 1999-2004):
Born in Amdo province of Tibet. Studied Tibetan religious teachings and grammers from Yulung Monastery and Drakardrel County Monastery in Tibet. In 1987, he escaped into exile and remained in Drepung Gomang Monastery studying Tse-ma, Pharching and Uma till 1996. Appointed to the religious teacher in CST Darjeeling and served as the President of RTYC and Chairman of TYC Joint Action Committee of the North-eastern states of India. Introduced and edited a journal “Gyalkhai Kyareng” of RTYC. Presently, he is serving as a lecturer for religion and literature at TMAI.


DECHEN TSOMO (Finance Secretary 1998-2001; 2001-2004):
She joined the Tibetan Handicraft Centre, Jawalakhel, Nepal after schooling from St. Mary’s High School. She was the founding member of the Regional Tibetan Women’s Association, Nepal and served as its executive members from 1984-1991 and 994-1997. She also served as a member of the Tibetan Freedom Movement, Nepal and had taken very active role in many TYC’s activities. She is still working as sales incharge of the Tibetan Handicraft Centre since 1975.


LOBSANG YESHI (Organisational Secretary 2001-2004):
An alumni of SFF Tibetan School Herbertpur. Joined Punjab University and obtained Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Government College, Chandigarh. He worked as the General Secretary of TFM (1990-1991) and President of RTYC, Chandigarh (1991-1992). From 1992-94, he worked as a teacher in Tibetan School at Paonta Sahib and from 1994-99, he worked in Delhi based Tibetan Affairs Monitor and Research Unit. He also worked as an English teacher in Sera-Jhe Higher Secondary School at Bylakuppe.


TENZIN CHOKEY (Public Relations Officer 2001-2003):
Completed schooling from TCV School in 1993. Earned her Bachelor degree in Sociology from Stella Maris College, Madras University and was a founding member of Tibetan Student’s Association Madras. In 1996, she worked as a teacher for almost half year at TCV School. Dharamsala. Thereafter, she joined Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy as a field officer to an English researcher. Attended many training courses, seminars and conferences in India and abroad. She served as the Vice President of RTYC Dharamsala. Resigned to pursue her further studies in the United States.


Centrex 2004-2007

KALSANG PHUNTSOK (President 2004-2007):
Completed his schooling from CST, Darjeeling. Served as a treasurer of RTYC Darjeeling from 1970-80. Obtained his Master degree in Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh and post graduate studies in Business Management MBM degree from Kurukshetra University, Haryana. Held the post of cashier of RTYC and President of TFM, Chandigarh from 1981-83. He was a founding member of Songtsen Birjuti Samajic and Sanskritic Sewa Sangh based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He served as the President of RTYC Kathmandu from 1999-2001.In the XIIth GBM of TYC, he was re-elected to the post of President.


LOBSANG YESHI (Vice President 2004-2007):
An alumni of SFF Tibetan School Herbertpur, Joined Punjab University and obtained Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Government College, Chandigarh. He worked as the General Secretary of TFM (1990-1991) and President of RTYC, Chandigarh (1991-1992). From 1992-94, he worked as a teacher in Tibetan School at Paonta Sahib and from 1994-99, he worked in Delhi based Tibetan Affairs Monitor and Research Unit as translator. He also worked as an English teacher in Sera-Jhe Higher Secondary School at Bylakuppe from 1999-2004. In the XIIth GBM of TYC, he was re-elected to the post of Vice President.


TSULTRIM DORJEE (General Secretary/Editor Tibetan Rangzen 2004-2007)
Born in Darjeeling. He did his schooling from CST Darjeeling and completed his graduation from St. Joseph’s college, Darjeeling. During his college days he served as the General Secretary and President of the RTYC, Darjeeling for two consecutive terms from 1997-1999 and 1999 – 2001 respectively. He also served as the editor of Regional Magazine called ‘Gyalkhai Kyareng’. Besides, he worked as a teacher at the Manjushree Centre of Tibetan Culture along with giving talks on All India Radio. He also participated in various workshops and has attended various national and international conferences including the 3rd Assembly of World Movement for Democracy held in Durban, South Africa.In the XIIth GBM of TYC, he was re-elected to the post of General Secretary.


JIGME THINLAY (Joint Secretary 2004-2006):
Did his schooling from Tibetan Homes Foundations and CST Mussoorie. He was an active member of TYC and executive member of Student Council of Tibetan Youth Hostel (Delhi) from 1996-1997. Earned his bachelor degree in Commerce from Delhi University and completed his M.Com and M.A. in Economics from DAV College, Dehradun (Garwal University). Before his election to the Centrex, he was elected as President of regional working committee of TYC Dekyiling branch. In the XIIth GBM of TYC, he was re-elected to the Centrex.


SHERAB WOESER CHOPHEL (International Relation/Editor English Rangzen 2004-2007)
An alumni of TCV School Upper Dharamsala, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Punjab University, Chandigarh. During his college days he served as the General Secretary and later as the President of RTYC Chandigarh from 2001 – 2002 and 2002 – 2003 respectively. Currently pursuing masters in English through correspondence, he was the International Relations secretary of TYC and the Editor of English Rangzen.


DHONDUP DORJEE (Information Secretary 2004-2007)
An alumni of Tibetan Educational And Children’s Home (TEACH), he did his matriculation from CST Kollegal and completed his higher secondary school from CST Mundgod. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Madras Christian College (MCC) and completed his Masters in Economics from Hyderabad Central University (HCU). Thereafter he obtained his M.Phil in Diplomatic Studies (School of International Studies) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Currently he is pursuing Ph.D in Diplomatic Studies from JNU and postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights from HCU (Distance Education). He was one the founding members of RTYC Hyderabad in his capacity as the Cultural and Sports Secretary from 2000-01 and later served as its president from 2001-02. He was also one of the executive member of Tibetan Student’s Association Madras (TSAM) and during his stay at JNU he was the founding President of Tibet Forum from 2003-04. Interested in games, Tibetan cultural dance, readings, and surfing the net, he was the Information Secretary of TYC.


TSERING DHUNDUP (Public Relation Officer / Asst. Editor English Rangzen 2004-2007)
Born in Shimla, did his schooling from Central School for Tibetans, Shimla during which he eagerly participated in debates, singing, quiz, drama, etc. In 1997, he passed his +2 examination with first division (74%) and thereafter earned his bachelor’s degree from Kirorimal college of Delhi university with first division as well. In the year 2003 he earned his master’s degree in Geography from Himachal Pradesh University and was the Gold Medallist of the university. Presently, he is pursuing M.Phil in geography and doing research on the topic, “The spatial patterns of literacy and education of the Tibetans in exile”. His major field of interest is the demographic and the cultural aspects of Tibetans and was the Public Relation Officer of TYC.


NYIMA WANGMO (Finance Secretary 2004-2006)
Born in Bylakuppe, did her school education till 8th from CVP Bylakuppe and thereafter completed her schooling from Kodaikanal International school. She earned her bachelors degree from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and is presently pursuing masters degree in political science from Himachal Pradesh university through correspondence. She has served as office secretary of RTYC, Dharamshala for 4 years and was twice elected to the post of general secretary of RTYC, Dharamsala. Besides, she had worked as a volunteer in TYC Office for eight months and was also a leader of the Longsho group for 2 years. She was the Finance Secretary of TYC.


PEMA YANGCHEN (Organisational Secretary /Asst. Editor Tibetan Rangzen 2004-2007)
Born in Shimla, did her schooling with first division from Central School for Tibetans, Shimla and earned her bachelor’s degree from Government Girls College, Shimla. She obtained diploma in secretarial practice from Davar’s college, Bangalore. During her college days she served the regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Shimla as Joint Secretary. She was also one of the founding members of Regional Tibetan Women’s Association and Regional Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society, Shimla. Besides she also served Tibetan Youth Congress Centrex office as an office secretary and the circulation manager of TYC magazine “Rangzen” for six years. She was the Organisational Secretary of TYC.


Centrex 2007-2010

Tsewang Rigzin (President 2007-2010)

Education Background
Class X from CST Hunsur, Karnataka
Class XII from Tashi Namgyal High School, Gangtok Sikkim
Bachelors Degree from St. Philomena’s College, Mysore
Professional Background
Executive Member of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Minnesota USA
Board Member International Tibet Independence Movement (ITIM) USA
President of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Portland USA


Dhondup Dorjee (Vice President 2007-2010)


Dhondup Lhadhar (General Secretary 2007-2010)

Education Background
MA from Tibetan Higher Studies, Sarah Dharamsala
Professional Background
Cultural Secretary and Vice President of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Dharamsala
2004
Editor RTYC Dharamsala Magazine, 2004
Administrator Norbulinka Institute Welfare Office


Tenzin Norsang (Joing Secretary 2007-2010)

Education Background
Class XII from Mussoorie Homes Foundation, 2002
BA from Government College, Chandigarh, 2005
Professional Background
President of Tibetan Patient Welfare Association, Chandigarh
Information Secretary and Vice President of Foreign Students Association of Punjab
University
President (two terms) of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Chandigarh
Editor of RTYC Chandigarh Annual Magazine, 2007


Tsultrim Dorjee (Information Secretary 2007-2010)


Penpa Tsering (International Relations Secretary 2007-2010)

Education Background
Class XII from Mussoorie Homes Foundation, 1999
BA in Political Science from Kittle Arts College, Dharwad (2000-2002)
MA in Political Science from Karnatak University, Dharwad (2002-2004
Professional Background
President (two terms) of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Dharwad
English teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery
Assistant Editor of Tibetan Rangzen.


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Tenzin Yangzom (Organizational Secretary 2007-2010)
Education Background
Class XII from CST Poanta
BA in English from Sharma Prasad Mukerjee College, Delhi
Professional Background
Joint Secretary of RTYC Rohini, Delhi (2005-2006)
Vice President RTYC Rohini, Delhi (2006-2007)
Treasurer of Student Council of Tibetan Youth Hostel (2006-2007)


Lhakpa Tsering (Culture Secretary 2007-2010)

Lhakpa Tsering, born in Tibet Tsona ( Lamphuk ), Fled India in 1993, studied in TCV Upper till 10th and did 12th from SOS TCV Bylakuppe, Did degree and Master from St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science Bengaluru. Did RTYC General Sec for two times and President. Eleceted to13th Central Executive Member in 2007


Kunchok Yangphel (PRO 2007-2010)

Education Background
Class X from TCV Suja
Class XII from TCV Dharamsala
BA in Political Science from Ramjas College, Delhi
MA in Political Science from Delhi University
Professional Background
Public Relations Officer of RTYC Delhi (2002-2003)
President RTYC Delhi (2003-2004)
President RTYC and Student Council of Tibetan Youth Hostel, Delhi (2005-2006)



Tenzin Yangdon (PRO 2007-2010)


Centrex 2010-2013

Tsewang Rigzin

President

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Education Background:
Alumni of CST Chowkur, Bylakuppe, CST Gurupura, Hunsur Rabgayling Settlement, Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary School, Gangtok, Sikkim and St. Philomena’s College, Mysore.

Professional Background:
Executive Member of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Minnesota USA
Board Member International Tibet Independence Movement (ITIM) USA
President of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Portland/Vancouver USA

President of Tibetan Youth Congress 2007-2010


Dhondup Lhadhar

Vice President

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Education Background:
MA from Tibetan Higher Studies, Sarah Dharamshala
Professional Background:
Cultural Secretary and Vice President of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Dharamshala 2004
Editor RTYC Dharamshala Magazine, 2004
Administrator Norbulinka Institute Welfare Office


Tenzin Chokey

General Secretary

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Education Background:
Class XII TCV School, 1993
BA in Sociology Stella Maris College, Madras, India 1993-1996
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston 2003-2005
Professional Background:
Teacher, Tibetan Children’s Village School, Dharamshala
Human Rights Officer, UN Affairs, Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Dharamshala
Centrex Member, Tibetan Youth Congress, Dharamshala
Project Coordinator, Duchess of York, Dharamshala
Research Assistant, Reebok Human Rights Foundation, USA
Special Assistant, Office of the Representative of the Dalai Lama to the Americas, NY, USA
Development Director, Students for a Free Tibet, NY, USA
Project Coordinator, Israeli friends of the Tibetan People, Dharamshala
Karmic Films (White Crane Productions), Production Coordinator, India


Tenzin Norsang

Joint Secretary

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Education Background:
Class XII from Mussoorie Homes Foundation, 2002
BA from Government College, Chandigarh, 2005
Professional Background:
President of Tibetan Patient Welfare Association, Chandigarh
Information Secretary and Vice President of Foreign Students Association of Punjab
University
President (two terms) of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Chandigarh
Editor of RTYC Chandigarh Annual Magazine, 2007


Kunchok Yangphel

Finance Secretary

[email protected]

Education Background
Class X from TCV Suja
Class XII from TCV Dharamshala
BA in Political Science from Ramjas College, Delhi
MA in Political Science from Delhi University
Professional Background
Public Relations Officer of RTYC Delhi (2002-2003)
President RTYC Delhi (2003-2004)
President RTYC and Student Council of Tibetan Youth Hostel, Delhi (2005-2006)


Penpa Tsering

Organizational Secretary

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Education Background:
Class XII from Mussoorie Homes Foundation, 1999
BA in Political Science from Kittle Arts College, Dharwad (2000-2002)
MA in Political Science from Karnatak University, Dharwad (2002-2004
Professional Background:
President (two terms) of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Dharwad
English teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery
Assistant Editor of Tibetan Rangzen.


Tenzin Yangzom

Information Secretary

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Education Background:
Class XII from CST Poanta
BA in English from Sharma Prasad Mukerjee College, Delhi
Professional Background:
Joint Secretary of RTYC Rohini, Delhi (2005-2006)
Vice President RTYC Rohini, Delhi (2006-2007)
Treasurer of Student Council of Tibetan Youth Hostel (2006-2007)


Jigme

Cultural Secretary

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Education Background:
Tenth class from Tibetan Homes School Mussoorie
Shastri and Acharya from Central University of Tibetan Studies, Varanasi
Prambhika from Saraswati Music College, Delhi
Professional Background:
President of Dunkyod Tibetan Student Association, Varanasi, (2000-2002)
President of Student Association of Performing Arts (2005-2007)
Member of Mess Management Committee (2007-2008)
Cultural secretary, TYBA Varanasi (2005-06)
President, TYBA Varanasi (2006-07)


tendol 1Tenzin Dolma

International Relations Secretary

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Education Background:
Secondary High School from Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation in Clement-Town, Dehra Dun.
Bachelor in Arts from Khalsa College (North Campus) Delhi University.
Post Graduate in International Relation studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (J.N.U), Delhi
Successful completion of Thirty Four English Speaking and writing course 7th January-22nd February, 2008 from, School of International Training, Vermont, U.S.A, Intership Programme.
Currently pursuing M.Phil in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

Professional background:
Working as an Internationl Relation Secretary from 2010 in Tibetan Youth Congress.
An assistant Editor of English Rangzen Magazine.
Managing the meetings of working committee.
Organizing the workshop for Youth Leadership training.
Translating the letters in different languages mainly in Tibetan into English.
Worked as a Joint Secretary in Youth hostel, Rohini, Delhi from 2007-2008.
Worked as a Treasurer in Youth hostel, Rohini, Delhi from 2006-2007.
An Executive of Jawaharlal Nehru University of Mountaineering club in 2009.


Yeshi Tharchen

Social Service Secretary

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Education Background:
Tibetan Homes School, Mussoorie, 1996
Senior Secondary School (Humanities) from Central school for Tibetans, 1998
Bachelor of Arts (BA Pass) from Delhi University in 2001
Master in Library and Information Sciences from Bhopal University, 2003
MA in History from Gharwal University, Dehradun 2010
Professional Background:
General Secretary RTYC, Delhi (2000-2001)
Librarian (Research Library) at Songtsen Library, Center for Tibetan and Himalayan studies at Dehradun (2003-2004)
Member of All India Library Association, 2003
Librarian at model school of Tibetan Children Village, Selakui, (2004-2006)
Librarian at Siddhartha College of Paramedical Sciences, Dehradun (2006-2007)

President RTYC Deckyiling (2007-2010)
Former sitting member of Tibetan Local Assembly, Deckyiling, (2008-2010)

Centrex 2013-2016

tenzing-jigmeTenzing Jigme
President
[email protected]
+91 9882910291

Educational Background
School – St. Josephs School North Point Darjeeling India
High School – Baldwins Methodist College Bangalore India
College – University of Colorado, Denver

Professional Background:
1999-2002 President Students for a Free Tibet University of Colorado, Denver
2002-2006 Executive Director Colorado Friends of Tibet
2006-2007 President Tibetan Association of Colorado
2009-2011 Vice President Regional Tibetan Youth Congress Minnesota
2011-2013 President Regional Tibetan Youth Congress Minnesota


tsokshonlaTamding Hrichoe
Vice President
[email protected]
+91 9882723227

Education Background:
Lekshadh Tsel Primary School Pokhra, Nepal
Namgyal High School Kathmandu, Nepal

Professional Background:
2007-2010 – Group leader of Lodrik Jampaling, Pokhra, Nepal
2008-2010 – General Secretary Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Jampaling, Pokhra, Nepal
2011-2013 – President Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Jampaling, Pokhra, Nepal
Former Sitting member of Tibetan Local Assembly – Lodrik
First & second executive member Lodrik Welfare Fund


tashi-lamsang1Tashi Lamsang
General Secretary
[email protected]
+91 9882201959

Educational Background:
1987-1993 Primary school.
1993-2003 Monastic Study in Sera.
2003-2006 Tibetan Transit School.
2006-2007 Educational Support Trust.

Professional Background:
2007-2008 Accountant, Rogpa Charitable Trust. Co-founder of Raise Tibetan Flags Campaign (RTFC). Founder of Talk Tibet.
2008-2010 Manager, Shideling Project.
2010-2011 Tibetan Language Teacher, Thosamling Institute. Member of Youth for Better Democracy.
2011-2012 Educational Secretary, RTYC Dhasa.
2011-2012 Teacher, Ghu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet.
2012-2013 General Secretary, RTYC Dhasa. President of Norling United Tibetan Society.


Ngawang Losang laNgawang Lobsang
Joint Secretary
[email protected]
+919816436697

Education background:
1993-1996 Completed Class twelve in CST Mundgod.
1998-2002 Sahra Collage for higher Tibetan Study.
2003-2011 General Secretary, RTYC Dhasa.


photo_0002Nyima Choezom
Organizational Secretary
[email protected]
+91 9882909034

Educational Background:
She did her schooling from Namgyal Higher Secondary School, Kathmandu, Nepal. After that she did her graduation from Pokhara, Nepal.

Professional Background:
2006-2010 Sponsorship Secretary at Namgyal Higher Secondary School, Kathmandu, Nepal
2011-2013 Project Officer/Sponsorship Coordinator/cashier at Lodrik Welfare Fund, Pokhara, Nepal
2011-2013 General Secretary Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Paljorling, Pokhara, Nepal


tsewang-la-3Tsewang Dolma
International Relations and Information Secretary
[email protected]
Education Background:
Namgyal Middle Boarding School,Kathmandu nepal
Namgyal High Secondary School, Kathmandu nepal

Professional Background:
2004-2010 Active member for Drokpo Team, Kathmandu Nepal
2008-2013 Volunteer at Elderly Home, Jawalakhel Kathmandu Nepal
2010-2013 Active Member for National Human Rights Foundation of Nepal
2010-2013 Active Member for Amnesty International Nepal Section
2010-2013 President Regional Tibetan Youth Congress,Nepal


tashi-dhondupTashi Dhondup Dhekhang
Culture Secretary
[email protected]
+91 9805040487

Education Background:
CST Darjeeling
Darjeeling Government College

Professional Background:
2006 – 2009 Secretary Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement, Darjeeling
2006 – 2008 Secretary Utsang Cholkha, Darjeeling
2007 – 2009 PRO Alumni Association CST Darjeeling
2009 – 2011 PRO Alumni Association CST Djareeling
2010 – 2013 President Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Darjeeling


010820131899Tenzin Wangchuk
Finance Secretary
[email protected]
+91 9891754522
+91 8750992686

Education background:
Mussourie Homes, Uttarakhand

Professional background:
1999 – 2002 Joint Secretary RTYC Nanital
2003 – 2004 Joint Secretary RTYC Rohini, Delhi
2004 – 2007 President RTYC Samyeling, Delhi
2010 – 2013 President RTYC Samyeling, Delhi
1999 – 2004 Information Secretary, World Bodh Warrior Palten, Gujarat


yeshi-tenzingYeshi Tenzing
Social Service Secretary
[email protected]
+91 9882858544

Education background:
CST Dalhousie, HP

Professional background:
2003 – 2010 President Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Herbertpur, Uttarakhand