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Dolma Yangchen – President
Dolma Yangchen was born in Tibet and escaped to India with her parents in 1959. She first studied in C.S.T Mussoorie and later studied in Convent of Jesus & Mary at Mussoorie and completed Senior Cambridge. In 1974, she along with her parents joined Tibetan Refugee Settlement at Bylakuppe, South India.Soon after that she was enrolled in London Chamber of Commerce Secretarial Course in Bangalore. She was appointed as the Secretary at MYRADA, an NGO which established three Tibetan Refugee Settlements in Karnataka State. Her job was connected with the Tibetan students’ scholarship and re-settlement of Tibetans in various Tibetan settlements in the south.
During her work at MYRADA she was closely connected with rural developments and landless people’s projects all over the south. She left MYRADA in 1998, by then major works with the Tibetans were completed.She started her own business of Interior works with her husband whom she married in 1983. During that period she was enrolled for a distant education for B.A.In 1993 she was invited to join Lugsung Samdupling Tibetan settlement to take part in the development in Infrastructure of the settlement. During her tenure as Project Officer at Lugsam, a few important and beneficial projects were executed. Some of the most significant projects were “Old People’s Home” and the Solar Irrigation Project in Purang Camp which provided her an opportunity to visit Norway in 2004. This visit gave her an opportunity to interact and create awareness among the Norwegian people about Tibet and Tibetans in Tibet & in Exile.She took retirement from the esteemed job in the year 2013.
She was elected as the president of Regional Tibetan Women’s Association Bylakuppe in 2001 and served for two consecutive terms. She also served as the Central executive member from 2006 to 2009 in the south. During the first term, RTWA office and the Tailoring Training Centre were built from 2002 to 2003 and also set up Marketing Outlet of finished products.A very important event was the effort made to save the lives of over hundred and fourteen sick,old and male cattles by shifting them to a Cow Shelter Home, “Prinjarpole” in Mysore on the occasion of His Holiness’s Birthday.The most talked about project and event was the “Peace March” from Pune to Mumbai in 2005 as part of Women’s Uprising Day on 12th march. The Peace March was led by a group of over 600 RTWA members from 5 southern Tibetan Settlements. They received tremendous response and support from various NGOs and local Indian people. That was the most memorable, fulfilling experience and a very successful event under her leadership.She also served as an advisor to RTWAs in the south. She was also one of the founding members of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society in Bylakuppe.Through this organization she was able to contribute her service to the Tibetan community.
After retirement she was elected as the Board of Director for Dickyi Larsoe Tibetan Settlement and served for one year. She had to resign the post after being elected as the President of the Tibetan Women’s Association, year 2015 at the Head Quarter, Dharamshala. This year, She has completed her three years as a President of TWA and again on the 12th General Board Meeting of Tibetan Women’s Association, she was re-elected as the President of Central Tibetan Women’s Association of year 2018-2021.It is gratifying to know that she had spent thirty eight years of her life in the service of her community under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Kalsang Youdon – Vice President
Kalsang Youdon was born in Dharamsala. She studied at TCV school.In 1989, she became self-employed. In 1997 she was elected as an auditor and introduced fixed rate policy in Potala Ranchi sweater association. From 1997 to 2003, she was elected as the cashier of Central Ngari chithun Association.
She was elected in Regional Tibetan Women’s Association of Dharamsala as the President from 2006 to 2009.She was elected in Central Ngari Chithun Association as vice-president from 2011 to 2014.She was re-elected as the president of RTWA Dharamsala from 2012-2014. She attended the first Tibetan National General Meeting at Bylakuppe in 2010, 2nd Special General meeting at Gangchen kyishong in 2011 and 2nd Tibetan National General meeting at Upper TCV in 2012 .During the 11th General Body meeting of Tibetan Women’s Association, she was elected as the central executive member for three years (2015-2018). This year, she has completed her term as a Public relation officer and she was re-elected as the vice- President of TWA on the 12th General Board Meeting of Tibetan Women’s Association for year 2018-2021. She pledges to do her work with sincerity and contribute her best to the Tibetan Women’s Association.
Tsering Choezom – General Secretary
Tsering Choezom was born in India. She studied at Central School for Tibetans at Shimla and later completed her 12th grade from Scholars Home SR Sec School, Dehradun.
She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Garhwal University,Dehradun. Tsering Choezom was elected as the executive member of RTWA Rajpur/Tsering Dhonden from the year 2006-2009. She worked as a Sr. Process Associate in Axis Telecom Inc. Gurgaon from January 2012 to May 2015.
During the 11th General Body Meeting of TWA, she was elected as the executive member of Central Tibetan Women’s Association for a period of three years (2015-2018). This Year, she has completed her term as a general secretary and she was re-elected as the general secretary from year 2018-2021 during the 12th General Board Meeting of TWA . She feels fortunate and thankful to the association for giving her the platform to work and learn more about Tibetan community. She is very happy and honored to be a part of Tibetan Women’s Association.
Dolma Tsering – Joint Secretary
Dolma Tsering was born and brought up in Mundgod, South India. She did her schooling from CST Herbertpur. She was elected as a president of Regional Tibetan Women’s Association of mungkud and served for three years (2015-2017). During 12th Genreal Board Meeting of TWA, she was elected as the joint secretary of Central Tibetan Women’s Associaton for year 2018-2021. She feels honoured to be a part of TWA and fortunate to served association in a best way.
Thupten Lhamo (Accountant)
Thupten Lhamo did her schooling from Central School for Tibetans Bylakuppe and completed 12th Standard from CST Mundgod in commerce stream. She pursued for Bachelor in Commerce at Teresian College, Mysore University and continued her Master’s degree (M.Com) in same field from CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore. During her college days, she had the opportunity to be the Cashier of RTYC Mysore.
She joined TWA on 1st November, 2016 as an accountant and served association for more than one year. She feels happy to serve the Association in the best way she could, with her profession and in any other ways. She hopes for a successful and fruitful journey in this Association.
Dawa Dolma (Women Environment and
Dawa Dolma was born in Tibet and came to India to get educated at the tender age. She did her schoolings from Tibetan Children’s Village School, Bylakuppe and Gopalpur. She did her under-graduation in Bachelor’s of Journalism from Madras Christian College, Chennai after which she completed her Master’s in Mass Communication from Uttaranchal College of Science and Technology affiliated under HNB Garhwal University at Uttarakhand.
She was an active participant in school and college curriculums and was an active part of Tibetan Students Association of Madras (TSAM). She joined Central Tibetan Women’s Association as Women Environment and Development Desk in 2017 and has been researching on Tibet’s fragile ecosystem under Chinese’s devastating mismanagements and also organizes various activities on annual international environmental events.
She is proud and happy to be part of Tibetan Women’s Association surrounded by kind female co-workers who shares the similar interests of learning and changing the global phenomenon of gender issues and inequality, starting from our own community.
Tenzin Khando- Project Officer
Tenzin Khando did her schooling from T.C.V Selakui till Xth standard and T.C.V Gopalpur for her XIth and XIIth standard education. She did her Bachelor in English Honors from Jesus and Mary college, Delhi University and recently completed her Masters in English from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She completed a research paper titled ‘Agency, Representation and Empowerment: Women in Tibetan Buddhism’ for her Master’s thesis.
She is a self acclaimed feminist and is an ardent believer in women’s empowerment. She joined Central Tibetan Women’s Association on 17th July, 2018 as a Project Officer and aims to dedicate her educational qualities in serving TWA.
Tenzin Choeyang–Research and Media officer
Tenzin Choeyang was born in India. She did her primary schooling from TCV day’s school, Mcleod ganj till class V and followed by at Upper TCV till class X. She then completed her class XII from TCV Gopalpur.
She has completed her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Economic honours from Madras Christian College affiliated under Madras University, Tamil Nadu.
She has served as Cultural Secretary of Tibetan Students Association of Madras (TSAM) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2018 and was previously an active member of the same association.
She has joined the Tibetan Women’s Association as Research and Media officer on 3rd October 2018 and is willing to serve the TWA with all her might by taking a step towards the improvement of status of Tibetan women through the modern communication and technology such as the social media.