An interview with Tenzing Jigme, President of Tibetan Youth Congress

Dharamshala, India — Tibet Post International recently has conducted an exclusive interview with President of the Tibetan Youth Congress, the largest and most active exile Tibetan organisation, based in Dharamshala, Northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

In the interview with President Tenzing Jigme in Dharamshala, India, reporter from the Tibet Post International Nikhil Kujur asked about TYC's contributions toward Tibetan community in-Exile and its potential role on independence struggle of Tibet.

Tibetan Youth Congress was formed in 1970, with the sole objective of restoring Tibet’s lost independence from the repressive Chinese communist rule. The organisation which claims over 30,000 strong members under its 85 regional chapters in 12 countries around the world, has organized some of the most dramatic “Free Tibet” protests over past 50 years, often targeting Chinese embassies and consulates in different parts of the world.

Tibet was forcefully occupied by China after Communist Chinese troops marched into Tibet in late 1949. The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959 amidst a mass Tibetan uprising on 10 March in Lhasa against Communist China's continuing presence in Tibet.

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