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TYC to Observe Tibetan National Language Day

10 August 2018: Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), the largest Tibetan NGO in exile
successfully concluded its 49 th Working Committee Meeting (WCM) in Dekyiling Tibetan
Settlement Dehradun today. The five-day intensive Working Committee Meeting was
attended by 35 Regional Chapters with 150 delegates and discussions on a range of issues
like revisiting the resolutions made during the past WCM, strategies to strengthen TYC
political campaigns, address the injustices happening with Tibetans inside Tibet, lack of
freedom and human rights of the prisoners, Tibet’s Environment and how to preserve and
promote Tibetan Language, culture, religion, and tradition were held.
On the final day of the 49 th WCM, TYC Centrex and executives of Regional Chapters
adopted twenty-four resolutions on the eight agenda topics.
Some of the resolutions adopted this year are:
TYC will observe Jan 28, the death anniversary of HH the 10th Panchen Lama as
Tibetan National Language Day. Every year TYC and its chapters will organize
various events on this day to promote and preserve Tibetan language.
As 2019 marks 60 years since Tibetans came into exile, TYC will organize a mass
campaign to raise awareness and condemn the illegal occupation of Tibet by
communist China.
TYC and its chapters will organize mass awareness raising campaigns in the
international community on Tibet’s Environment and its impact on Asian countries.
Urge the Government of India to review its policy on Tibet and to recognize that Tibet
was historically an independent country and is currently under Chinese occupation.
At the conclusion of the meeting, TYC President Tenzing Jigme, praised the works of the
regional chapters over the past year and urged them to continue the work for Tibet as the
situation inside Tibet remained critical. He stressed that TYC is an organization that is
formed not on the basis of regionalism or religious sects, therefore, TYC members must reflect
those unbiased views. “As we strive towards being a democratic community, there will be
ups and downs. But at the end of the day, we must learn to respect differences in opinions and
understand what is at stake. Being Tibetans in exile, we have a great responsibility and we
must remain united in our struggle for freedom”, said Jigme.
The five-day meeting was organized by the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress chapter of
Dekyiling and presided over by the TYC Central Executive Committee.