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2011 NDPT Nominees of Parliament Members from U-Tsang Province

Nominees of Parliament Members from U-Tsang Province


Karma Yeshi was born and raised in exile and did his schooling from CST Puruwala, Poanta Sahib and Dalhousie. After a few months’ military training and later he pursued higher studies and earned degrees in B.A. Honst.,B.Ed. and Interpreter-ship in language from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He taught at the CST Puruwala for four years from 1990, got elected as the Vice-President of Tibetan Youth Congress Centrex (TYC) in 1995 and, again, in 1998. He did the editing work of Tibetan, "Rangzen" magazine of TYC and also took part in a 26 days fast-unto-death protest in front of the United Nations office in Geneva during the UN Human Rights Commission meeting there in 1999. He was imprisoned for taking part in Tibetan protest actions for few times. He has initiatively led many workshops and leadership trainings for Tibetans, attended many national and international conferences representing TYC. He earlier got elected to the 13th and also to the 14th ATPD. From March 2003 he has been the Editor-in- Chief of the Voice of Tibet radio news service.
Chime Youngdrung is the President of NDPT. His achievements are: In 1993, awarded for Best Boy of Central School for Tibetan Mainpat. He completed his Teachers' training on PRT at Sarah Institute in 2000 and he actively took part in many workshops for the leadership trainings.His experiences: Since from 1994, he served in various curriculums while he was in Varanasi University; for office work, cultural, drama, debate, president and so on as well as he actively participated in most of the demonstrations organised for the Tibet causes. He served as an Assistance Secretary at India Desk (DIIR), Tibetan Government in Exile and over a year he did Multi- subject Teacher in Serkong Primary School, Lahoul Spiti, (HP). In 2001, he participated in the Gujarat earthquake relief works and in 2002 founded member of Gyelshen Lhenzom (Patriotic Get- Together) and worked as the main coordinator of the movement.  From 2000 to 2004 he was a District Executive of Bharat Tibbat Sahayog Munch (BTSM) and from 2004 to 2006 he served as a General Secretary of NDPT.His Current Responsibilities: President of National Democratic Party of Tibet, District Incharge, BTSM, Indian Tibet Support Group. Member of Tibet Friend Hokkaido, Japan and member of Indo- Tibetan Friendship Society. State Executive Member of Himalaya Parivaar and Executive Member of Himachal Human Rights Council. He is actively involved in many National and International programs and activities every where. And attended many conferences and talks in Europe and India, where he also got many awards for his activities. His Current Responsibilities:President of National Democratic Party of Tibet, District Incharge, BTSM, Indian Tibet Support Group. Member of Tibet Friend Hokkaido, Japan and member of Indo- Tibetan Friendship Society. State Executive Member of Himalaya Parivaar and Executive Member of Himachal Human Rights Council.
Dawa Phunkyi was born in 1963, in Dharamsala, India, where he is now the Chief Administrator of Tibetan Delek Hospital. He studied at the Tibetan Children’s Village school, Dharamsala, and earned a Diploma in Health Management and a Post-graduate Diploma in Health Administration from CMC, Vellore, and St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, respectively. He was earlier a Project Officer in the Deptt. of Health, CTA, and had also served as the Secretary of Tibetan Delek Hospital. He had also served other NGOs in various capacities, including as the President of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Party of Tibet, the Senior Vice-President of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society, Director of Community Service Rotary Club, Dharamsala, and Vice President of the U-Tsang Cholkha Association. He has visited Australia, Italy, South Africa, and England in his official capacity and also USA and England privately. He became a Deputy for the first time during the 13th and later 14th ATPD.
Dr. B. Tsering finished her Bachelor of Science from Banaras Hindu University in 1975 and Bachelors in Education from Bangalore University, 1977 and Masters in Botany from Punjab University in 1990 and later finished her Ph.D. Education from University of Virginia, USA in 2001.Professional Experience: President, Tibetan Women’s Association, 2003-2009 Responsibilities include:Educate international community about the situation of Tibetans, particularly violation of reproductive rights of Tibetan women under the Communist Chinese government in Tibet.Empowerment of Tibetan women in exile by organizing Women’s Leadership programs, Workshops on Women’s reproductive rights, health, political participation, gender sensitizing, etc.Publish empirically researched reports on the status of women both inside and outside Tibet.Political campaigns for the freedom of Tibet.Teaching:Joined Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) School in Dharamshala in 1977.Taught grade 7-10, 1977-1988.Taught Biology to grade 11 and 12, 1990-1997.Ass. Vice Principal, 1994-1997.Committee Members: Public Service Commission, Tibetan government in exile (TgiE) 2007-present.Basic Education Policy Drafting, (TgiE), 2003.Curriculum drafting for pre and primary school, TgiE, 2007.Board of Directors, Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, 2003-2005.Governing body member, Tibetan National Sports Association, 2003-2009.Governing body member, Tibet Charity, 2005-present.

Sonam Sangpo had given service to the International Lions Club for a long duration in different posts since from 1992. From 1998/2000 he was the Central Executive Member of NDPT and later served as Central deputy secretary of NDPT for 3 years and from 2006 to 2008 he has served as Vice-president of NDPT. He also served as a president of Local Tibetan Assembly of Tashiling and later from 2007 to 2009 as an executive of Ngari Chithun Tsopa.Currently he is an International Relation Secretary of National Democratic Party of Tibet. Representative of Antipodeans Australia for India and Nepal, Project Coordinator of Cheltenham Bournside School UK, District Chairperson for Lions Quest Teachers Training in Nepal and Project coordinator of Fordays Japan.He was awarded for; Outstanding President of Lions Club 1992/93, outstanding District Chairman of Lions Club of International 1996/97, Best District Chairman of Lions Club of International, Best Lions of Year 1997/98, Best Region Chairman of Lions Club of International, International President's appreciation 1999/2000 and Project coordination appreciation from ITE Bashan Singapore.
Jamyang Dorjee was born in 1954 near Lhasa, Tibet.  After finishing his schooling he was graduated from Delhi University, whereas he is well versed in Tibetan, English, Hindi and also Nepali language.Work experiences;From 1988 to till 1994, he served in the Indian Administration at Sikkim as a joint secretary and voluntarily retired in 1994 to serve the Tibetan Community. He served as a Deputy Secretary in the department of religion and Culture of Tibetan Government in Exile under the guidance of  His Holiness the Dalai Lama and then as a Director of Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts from 1994 to 2000. In the year 2001 he was transferred to Delhi as a special officer, in the office of the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama basically to coordinate between the Indians and Tibetans. He voluntarily resigned from Central Tibetan Administration in 2004, after 10 years in the exile government, to serve the community as a member of Non- Governmental Organization. He was member of TYC from 1994 to till 1999. Currently he is stationed in Delhi. He is widely traveled and has 28 years of administrative experience and credibility in the community. Presently he is a co-chair of ITSN (South Asia).
Tsetan Norbu, Studied up to MBA from Tribuwan University, Nepal and received Diploma in Social Leadership from Xavier University, Philippines and received training Export Marketing through Asian Productivity Organization (A.P.O.) Tokyo, Japan. Work Experience: Started service at Reception Center under the Office of Tibet, Kathmandu in 1980-1984. Worked for Tibetan Research Center, Darjeeling ( Desung Delyo lekhung ) for ten years. Served as president of TYC Centrex for six year and currently serving as Member of Parliament. Social Engagement:Founder Director of Tibet Institute, Kathmandu since 1991. And carried numerous seminars, workshops, etc with the participation of the then Nepali Prime Minister, Ministers and imminent personalities of Nepali Society.  Published and edited SAMBODA magazine and Samboda Information network fortnightly in the 90's.  Served as member of Rangzen Tsokchung, Sane Drotsok and President of RTYC Kathmandu. Also served as Vice President of SEARSOLIN Alumni Association, Executive Secretary of Nepal Carpet Industries Association. Currently serving as Vice President of Lumbini Foundation.Attended numerous national and international conferences including the Sessions of UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, UN Habitat Conference in Istanbul and Related Conferences of UN Conferences on Racial Discrimination. Presented numerous papers at different conferences on the issue of Tibet and Human Rights. He was elected to the 14th ATPD..
Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok was born in 1962 at Leh, Ladakh, India. He obtained his Acharya degree from the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), Varanasi in 1988. From 1983 to 1987, he served on various Student Committee posts at the CIHTS. In 1989 he helped to organize the first International Tibet Support Group Meeting. He served at the CIHTS from 1989 to 1991. From 1992 to 1994 he served at the TCV School Suja as its academic administrator and Tibetan language teacher. From 1994 to 2004 he was the Joint Secretary of the National Democratic Party of Tibet and later became its President. In 1999 he founded the Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch (BTSM) and attended the UNCHR Sub-Committee Session at Geneva on 3 August 2000. From 1997 to 2004 he attended various National and International Conferences. Currently, he is the President of the Ngari Chithun Association and he works with the Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre as its executive programs officer.
Passang Tsewang was born in 1941 in Tibet. From 1948 to 1952 through self-studies he learned Tibetan reading and writing. In 1959 after the Chinese occupation of Tibet around 15 Tibetan youth were send to study for 6 months at Chinese camp and he was one of them.  After his graduation of 6 months study, he served in the office of Domo Shen and Tsodue Choe office till 1962 and in that same year under the order of Chinese Government, all educated youth has been send to help out in the farm. In 1962, all over the Tibet- Welfare office was inaugurated and he had been serving in Phyari Welfare office till 1970 with fully sincerity. In 1970, he was arrested by the Chinese under the accusation of cutting the phone wire during the war between China and India in 1966-1966. He was imprisoned till 1973 along with 21 Tibetans.  After his releasing he escaped to India and since from 1974 he started to serve actively and sincertely in exile, starting from Husur Tibetan settlement in opening the RTYC and served over 9 years as its member. Also in 1992 he was one of the pioneer members of NDPT and later served as Joint Secretary at the Centrex for 4 years. From 1998 to 2005 he served as lawyer in Tibetan court, where he faced over 12 opponents and he won 3 times out of 12. Currently he is serving as a Tibetan exile lawyer.

Ngawang Lhamo Kanag was born 1956 in Dhingri, Tibet and now lives in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. She studied at the Central School for Tibetans, Shimla, and graduated from Punjab University, Chandigarh. She received her B.Ed. degree from Banaras Hindu University and taught at the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in Dharamsala and Ladakh. She had served as the President of the Regional Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) in Ladakh and as General Secretary of the Central Executive Committee of the TWA. Currently, she is the Director of Nyingtop Ling Tibetan Handicapped Children’s Craft Home, Dharamsala. She was earlier elected to the 12th, 13th and 14th ATPD.

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