Tibetan Youth Congress would like to offer our condolences to all those affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal and parts of Tibet and India. The news and images coming out of these affected areas are heartbreaking and we are all very saddened by the devastation. Tibetan Youth Congress stands in solidarity and we send our thoughts and prayers to all those who have lost their loved ones and property as a result of this tragic calamity.

TYC urges all our Regional Chapters to hold prayers and vigils in their areas and show solidarity to our fellow brothers and sisters. TYC also requests all chapters to start an “Earthquake Relief” donation drive. It is very important to help in the healing and rebuilding process. Donations collected should be sent to TYC Centrex headquarters. We will then coordinate the donations received to Nepal and also the other affected regions in Tibet and India.

TYC Centrex will be sending two of our executive board members to assess the situation in Nepal. We are also highly concerned about the situation of Tibetans living in the country. Then we will work together with our Regional Chapters in Nepal as well as the local government and NGO’s to assist with relief and rehabilitation efforts. TYC is also closely monitoring the situation in earthquake-affected parts of Tibet and India.

Our spiritual leader HH the 14th Dalai Lama always reminds us to practice, Compassion in Action. Keeping this message in our hearts and minds we believe that at this time of need, it is important for us to take action and help those in need and support theTYC message earthquake relief efforts.