Dharamshala August 8: Tibetan Women’s Association 12th Working Committee Meeting held at Hunsur Rabgayling settlement, south India. TWA Central President, and 105 executives and staff of TWA Central and its regionals attended this six days meeting. The opening ceremony was a grant start of meeting as we invited Chief Guest Kasur Mrs. Gyari Dolma, Rinpoche Lobsang Phendey (Gyurme Monastery) and Settlement Officer Mr. Gelek Jugney along with some former MP, Settlement Leaders, Local Assembly members, and Tibetan Youth Congress members. Their words of encouragement motivated others to continue their spirit of contributing social service to the people and country.
During the meeting TWA central and regionals discussed about their respective finacial report and the task that they have accompolished so far. On the last day of meeting, since on 24th June, a committee issued a notice to recommend sugesstion for reforming the Tibetan electoral process from Tibetan public, the members discussed on their views on amendment of election rules and regulations.
“TWA honoured two inspiring women Ama Jetsun Pema la, for her life long dedication and indomitable role in the cause of education, rebuilding Tibetan lives in exile and strengthening the future for Tibet and the Tibetan People. And Gyalthong Tsering Dolma la, a tireless advocate for Tibetan women, for her incredible work in being one of the key architects and builders of a new life of Tibetan women in-exile.”
After the successful completion of meeting at Hunsur, the members toured around the various Monasteries in Bylakuppe and they also visited the RTWA Bylakuppe. The members had the priviledge to honour Mrs. Tsewang Palmo la, a patriotic woman who took part in the protest on 12th March, 1959, when Tibetan women from all three provinces of Tibet stood united for the first time in Tibetan history and challenged the brutal calmpdown by the Chinese government. She is currently residing in the Bylakuppe settlement.
TWA appreciates the warm hospitality they received from the Hunsur settlement and Bylakuppe Tibetan cooperative society. Also glad to meet Represenative of Lugsum Samdupling and Dickyi Larsoe, and TYC coordinator.