The 20th Youth Leadership Training organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) commenced on June 12th, 2023. The opening ceremony was graced by TYC President Gonpo Dhondup and esteemed Tibetan dignitaries, including Kungo Karma Yeshi la, former Centrex member and the former finance minister of CTA, Kungo Lobsang Jinpa la, former TYC Centrex president and the secretary at the office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and other former Centrex members of the Tibetan Youth Congress.
A total of 28 Tibetan youths from various academic institutes and organizations participated in the five-day training program. On the first day, TYC President Mr. Gonpo Dhondup provided insights into the evolution and formation of the Tibetan Youth Congress and its political campaign activities. Kungo Karma Yeshi la, the former TYC Centrex member, shed light on the structure of the Central Tibetan Administration and the evolution of democracy in exile.
The day concluded with an informal discussion featuring Mr. Tashi Dhondup (President of the National Democratic Party of Tibet) and representatives from Students for a Free Tibet. They shared valuable information about the nature and working of their respective organizations in raising political awareness and strengthening the Tibetan freedom movement.