Dharamshala: On 15 May, Tibetans in San Francisco, California gathered at the Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC) community hall to hear and discuss the Central Tibetan Administration’s V-TAG initiative. The meeting aimed at introducing the Tibetan advocacy project to the Tibetan community, especially the younger generation in taking charge and shouldering more responsibility, and to encourage their participation in the initiative.
Dukthen Kyi, Deputy Secretary and Head of the Tibet Advocacy Section at the Department of Information and International Relations, presented on V-TAG that emphasises on reinforcing the existing advocacy activities for Tibet. She explained about the opportunities that Tibetans in California are presented with in terms of government officials, senators, House Representatives, and others to advocate for Tibet in the state. The meeting was followed by a question and answer session. Some also shared their feedback reiterating the importance of the V-TAG initiative and urged fellow Tibetans in the area to register, while others pressed on the need for Tibet advocacy.
“Each of us can contribute to our cause in our own ways. Each one of us can make a positive difference. It is our responsibility as well as an opportunity to highlight Tibet at the international level,” remarked Dukthen Kyi.
The V-TAG meeting with the younger generations of Tibetans and young professionals was coordinated by TANC. With the successful conclusion of the meeting at TANC, the current V-TAG meetings in North America that started in mid-April from Washington D.C. in the US to Canada to San Francisco, came to an end.
– Report filed by Tibet Advocacy Section/DIIR