Rigzin re-elected President of Tibet Youth Congress

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Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 9 (ANI): The Tibetan Youth Congress elected Tsewang Rigzin for the second time as its president.

Rigzin's three-year tenure will end in 2013. Earlier, Rigzin was elected president in 2007.

Dhondup Lhadar was elected Vice President and Tenzin Choekyi as General Secretary.

The 14th General Body meeting of the TYC concluded on Sunday with the election of the ten executive members for the next three years.

"Today is the election of the 14th Central executive committee member of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC). I've been asked to conduct the election as election commissioner with my colleague we were able to conduct the election and we were able to elect ten executive members for the 14th house for coming three years," said Karma Yeshi, Election Commissioner of TYC.

After getting re-elected Rigzin said that Tibetan independence would remain in focus and he will work sincerely for the cause.

"The main challenge for us as an organization is to regain Tibetan independence, that's our main goal and we'll completely focus on that. But we also have to think about what we do immediately, what we have to do intermediately and of course, the ultimate goal to regain independence so you know as the newly elected president of this organisation. We have to continue to focus, you know we have to stay focused in our struggle. That's the main thing," said Rigzin.

Hundreds of members discussed the future strategy for the cause of Tibet during the seven-day meet that began on Monday.

The TYC is the largest voluntary group of the exiled Tibetan community seeking complete independence for Tibet. Founded in 1970, it has 46 branches across the world. By Akhilesh Bharti (ANI)

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