Dharamshala: Since its inception on September 10, 1984, the Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) has been actively establishing itself at the forefront of political, social, religious, and educational progress for Tibetan women-in-exile, and empowering Tibetan women by emphasizing the importance of their roles as shapers and nurturers of Tibetan society. Gaining momentum throughout its twenty-five year history, TWA currently has 49 chapters in four continents, with a total of approximately 15,000 members.

Dharamshala: The eighth session of the 14th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile opened here in Dharamshala Yesterday , where the Central Tibetan administration has been based for the past 50 years. This morning the parliamentary members have continued presentation of annual work reports by the ministers of the Central Tibetan Administration's various departments and also a work report of the standing committee of twelve parliamentary members.

Dharamshala: Tibetans and supporters marked the 49th anniversary of Tibetan democracy today at the main temple in Dharamshala with a big celebration and a strong sense of optimism for the future of Tibetans and Tibetan issues. Tibetan prime minister Prof Samdhong Rinpoche declared that it is now time for younger generation of Tibetans to involve themselves in the political responsibility for the future of Tibet.

London: On Monday evening, the Office of Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Britain hosted a warm reception at the Tibet House, to bid farewell to HH the Dalai Lama’s outgoing representating, Mr. Tsering Tashi, and to welcome his successor, Mr. Thubten Samdup.

Dharamshala: An international seminar on Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, organized by Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA), began today and was attended by around 50 scholars from various parts of the world. Professor Samdhong Rinpoche inaugurated the conference by lighting a traditional Tibetan butter lamp. The organizer stated that the aim of the conference is to recognize and develop "the common relations of fifty years in exile, keeping in mind the increasing ties between international scholars and the field of Tibetan studies."

Dharamshala: On Thursday, the Religious Department of the Tibetan exile government offered special prayers for the victims of Typhoon Morakot at the main Tibetan temple in Dharamshala. The prayers were led by the abbot of the Namgyal Monastery, Thamthog Rinpoche, and Ven. Tsering Phuntsok, minister of Tibet's Department of Religion and Culture.

Dharamshala - Tibet's political and spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, recently inaugurated a school to serve underprivileged children from remote and isolated areas of the Ladakh region, including the Zanskar, Kargil, and Nubra valleys-areas where thousands of Buddhist followers have for centuries shared common religious and cultural traditions with Tibet.

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