Dharamsala to Host 2nd Special Meeting of Tibetans


April 16, 2012 6:15 pm

Deputy Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel and Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay announce Second Special Meeting of Tibetans in Dharamsala, on 16 April 2012

The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Kashag will convene the Second Special Meeting of Tibetans as per Article 59 of the Charter of Tibetans in Exile.

The Special Meeting will be held in Dharamsala for four days from 25 – 28 September 2012.

The main agenda of the meeting is to discuss ways to deal with the present crisis in Tibet.

During the four-day meeting, the participants will be divided into 10 committees to deliberate on how (1) exile Tibetans could carry out activities, (2) garner support from the international community, India and South East Asian countries, to deal with the tragic situation in Tibet. As per guidelines issued by the Tibetan Parliament and the Kashag, any activities carried out by Tibetans and Tibet supporters should be peaceful, legal and dignified.

There will be a long life prayer ceremony for His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the special meeting on 28 September.

The composition of the members and representatives participating in meeting include incumbent and former Kalons (members of the Kashag), present and former Members of Tibetan Parliament, representatives from South Asia and Tibetan Associations from abroad including those in Europe, North America and Asia. (Click here for detail composition of participants in Tibetan)

A special arrangement is made to Tibetan youth (below 30 years) living outside of South Asia to form a separate committee with English translation.

The proceedings of the meeting will be webcast live on www.tibetonline.tv.

The first special meeting was convened by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in November 2008 following the Chinese government’s brutal suppression of an unprecedented peaceful protests against its repressive rule by Tibetans across Tibet.

(Watch video of the conference)