Reception of the RTYC Delhi bikers in Dharamshala

On 9th January 2022, RTYC Delhi who organized a bike rally to boycott Winter Olympics in Beijing, China reached Dharamshala amid heavy rains and severe colds.

TYC General Secretary welcomed the bikers and thanked for their efforts to create awareness on the upcoming Genocide Games in Beijing.

TYC Centrex along with RTYC Dharamshala received the organizers and the bikers with Khatak at McLoed Ganj Main Square. They were later called in TYC Office for tea and snacks and  held a Press Conference with the bikers.

15 Tibetan youth activists with seven bikes are taking part in this rally which was started from Bangalore. RTYC Delhi Samyeling kicked off its cross-country bike rally from Bangalore to Delhi to boycott 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

RTYC Delhi flags off Bike Rally from Bangalore to Delhi as to Boycott Winter Olympics in Beijing

On 10th December 2022, to commemorate the conferment of the Noble Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to mark the International Day of Human Rights, RTYC Samyeling, Delhi has started an all-India Bike Rally from Bangalore. This was organized to protest against the Winter Olympics in China and to condemn all the atrocities caused by the Communist Party of China.

Mr. Sonam Tsering TYC General Secretary with other guests flagged off the All- India Bike Rally from Bangalore to Delhi.

Mr. Sonam Tsering, TYC General Secretary attended the opening event in Bangalore and delivered a speech emphasizing how the Tibetan Youth Congress has been at the forefront of organization in the Tibetan community in organizing protests marches, and peaceful demonstrations against China and how these events have impacted the Tibetan Freedom Movement at large.


As a gesture of support, Mr. Sonam Tsering went from Bangalore to the Dalai Lama Institution for Higher Education with the bikers as they move forward to their next destination.


TYC kicks off Indo-Tibet Border Bike Rally


On 18th November 2020, Tibetan Youth Congress started a 6-day-long Bike Rally from McLeod Ganj to Kinnaur, an Indo-Tibet border region. 50 bikers volunteered to take part in this bike rally which aimed at propagating the message of boycotting made-in-China goods, countering and controlling Chinese intrusions into the Indian territory, and demanding the release of all political prisoners in Driru county of Tibet. 


The Indo-Tibet border bike rally was flagged off by Kangra MP Kishan Kapoor and the speaker and deputy speaker of TPiE. During the event, TYC President Mr. Gonpo Dhundup addressed the gathering on the significance of the Indo-Tibet border. He elaborated that China has posed a threat to India’s security since the illegal occupation of Tibet by citing examples of the recent illegal intrusion of the Chinese forces on Indian soil. Thus, the Indo-Tibet bike rally aims to raise awareness among the Indian public about the historical ties between Tibet and India.


Day 1: McLeod Ganj to Bilaspur covering 153 km

Day 1 of the  Indo-Tibet border bike rally to expose China kicked off on 18th November 2020 from McLeod Ganj. There were about 50 bikers from Dharamshala, Kullu Manali, Dekyiling, Paonta, Shimla, Bir, Delhi, and Rothang. Although there were plenty of other bikers who showed a willingness to participate, TYC kept the number to 50 to signify the 50th Year founding anniversary of the Tibetan Youth Congress. 

The bikers stopped for lunch sponsored by Mr. Tsering Wangdue at the Himachal Tourism restaurant in Hamirpur. TYC also addressed the media around the Hamirpur area regarding the Indo-Tibet border rally to expose China. After lunch, the bikers started moving to Bilaspur, the last stop for Day one.


Day 2: Bilaspur to Rampur covering 174 km

The second day of the Indo-Tibet border bike rally started with greetings from Mr. Sudender, Rampur district president of BJP. The bikers were escorted by PCR vans from Bilaspur. They stopped for a lunch prepared by TYC at Siloo and continued with their journey to Rampur. 


Day 3: Rampur to Reckhong Peu covering 143 km

On the third day, the bikers geared for the journey to the Indo-Tibet border in Reckhong Peu. The rally attracted a wide range of media coverage at Rampur. Rampur is a beautiful hill station located 100 km away from Shimla. The area was majorly dominated by the Negi Buddhist Community. Therefore, there were monasteries around the area. The rally started off with a prayer and blessings from one of the monasteries in Rampur. 

The bikers then rode towards the Nesang bridge located at the Indo-Tibet border in the Kinnaur district and upon reaching there, TYC President, General Secretary, and Joint Secretary declared the three demands of the Indo-Tibet Border Bike Rally in Tibetan, English, and Hindi respectively. Moreover, they protested against the inhumane and oppressive regime of Communist China.  

The bikers stayed in Spello for the night. 


Day 4: Spello to Shimla covering 260 kms

Day four began with a morning prayer session and Sangsol was joined by Mr. Roshan Lal Negi, who also sponsored our stay in Spello and had been a long-time supporter of Tibet. Post-Sangsol, Everyone gathered for a group picture and then rode towards Shimla. The roads were bumpy and the weather was freezing cold. We witnessed a small snowfall in Nagarkot before reaching Shimla.  Despite all odds, the bikers were determined to create awareness about the situation inside Tibet and continuously shouted “Bhoe Gyalo”. After covering a distance of about 260 kilometers, the bikers finally reached Shimla with a warm reception from the people of Shimla. Fourth Day marked the longest ride of the Indo-Tibet border bike rally to expose China.


Day 5: Shimla to Bir covering 207 kms

Day Five of the rally convened with a morning function attended by Mr. V.S Negi, President of the Indo-Tibet Friendship Association (Shimla), Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Deputy Councillor (Shimla), Mr. H.C. Negi, Vice President of Kinnaur and Lahaul Buddhist Association, Chief Representative Officer, Shimla and the leaders of Tibetan NGOs in Shimla. It was cold in Shimla but the rally must go on, so the bikers rode on to Bir, the final destination of our event. It was a 7-hour-long journey and the bikers covered a distance of 207 km. 


Day 6: Last Day/ Concluding ceremony of the Indo-Tibet border bike rally 

The concluding ceremony of the Indo-Tibet border bike rally to expose China was concluded on 23rd November 2020 at Nyingma Hotel in Bir. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Ajay Ji, BJP President (Mandi District), Executive members of the  Indo-Tibet Friendship Association, Tibetan Settlement Officer (Chauntra), and the leaders of the regional Tibetan NGOs.

The Tibetan Settlement Officer and others offered Khatak to the bikers and organizers as a gesture of appreciation. The ceremony ended with a speech by TYC President Mr. Gonpo Dhundup. 


Cycle Rally for Panchen Lama

May 9, 2016

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Tamdin Hrichoe (Tibetan) +91 8894135363

Tsewang Dolma (English) +91 9882510131 Tenzin Wangchuk (Hindi) +91 8527338119

Cycle Rally for Panchen Lama

Dharamshala: In 1995 His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized a young boy, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, as the 11th Panchen Lama; the second most important spiritual leader in Tibet. Chinese authorities abducted Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family just weeks after; he was six-years old.

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, and his family have been missing since 1995. The last time we had any information about his whereabouts was in 2010 when Chinese-appointed Tibet Governor, Padma Choling, told reporters that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family are now living a good life as ordinary citizens in Tibet. China seeks to legitimize its rule in Tibet by claiming it plays a crucial role in the identification of Tibet’s two most important spiritual leaders, the Dalai Lama and in this case the Panchen Lama.

After repeated attempts to gain access to the boy, no international agencies or human rights organizations (including the United Nations) have been allowed to visit Gedun Choekyi Nyima or his family, and their condition remains uncertain. In an attempt to establish their authority over all “internal affairs” of China (political or otherwise) the Chinese leadership nominated and selected their own 11th Panchen Lama in November 1995. Their selection of six-year-old boy named Gyaltsen Norbu, is another young victim in China’s plan to undermine and control the Tibetan people, their faith, religion, and their nation.

Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) is organizing a ‘Cycle Rally for Panchen Lama’ to raise awareness about his situation, the condition of Tibetans living under the hardline policies of the Chinese government and show our solidarity to our brothers and sisters inside Tibet. We seek accurate information about Gedhun Choekyi Nyima’s whereabouts and wellbeing and we urge the United Nations as well as governments of the world to pressure the Chinese government to show us concrete evidence that Panchen Lama is indeed alive and well.


  1. Urge China to give evidence that the 11th Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima is alive
  2. Urge China to address the demands of the Self Immolations in Tibet
  3. Urge China to allow a fact finding international delegation to assess the situation inside Tibet
  4. Urge China to release all political prisoners

The cycle rally will begin from Dehradun on May 17, which is the day when Panchen Lama was arrested and end in Delhi on May 23, 2016. On May 23rd, 1951 the “17-Point Agreement” was signed between Tibet and China under Chinese pressure. “Ending the rally on May 23rd will highlight the facts about the 17 point agreement and our position which is we do not accept the agreement as it was signed under duress”, says TYC VP Tamdin Hrichoe. Tibetans from Dekyiling, Poanta Sahib, Puruwalla, Raipur, Rajpur, Herbertpur, Nainital, Mussorie, Delhi, Dharamshala and Bir Tibetan Settlements will be taking part in this cycle rally.

Tibetan Youth Congress is the largest Tibetan NGO in exile working for the Tibetan Freedom movement.

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