Vermont Tibetan festival 2017

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TAV XIIIth Board Members.

Old Board Members on Back: (Left to Right) Mr. Tsering Yeshi, Mr. Tsetan T. Anak, Mr. Dakpa G. Tangtsang, Mrs. Passang Dolma, Mr. Tenzin L. Lhakhang, Mrs. Nancy Lindberg;
New board members on sitting: (Left to right) Mr. Tenzin Chokden, Mr. Tenzin Tsephal, Mr. Sonam Chophel, Mrs. Tenzin Dolkar Geygong, Ms. Tenzin Waser, Mr. Kongpo Penpa (Not in picture)


On May 27th 2017, old TAV board members congratulated and transferred responsibilities to newly elected board members. The TAV election was done on May 7th 2017. The new 13th board members will serve Tibetan community in Vermont for next two years from June 2017 to May 2019. All the Tibetan community gathered on that day and gave warm welcome to all newly elected members.

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English and Tibetan Language classes on Sundays in Burlington.








Language as defined is a system of communication used by a particular community or country. Here in Burlington, Vermont, the Tibetan-American community members learn and empower themselves with skills in communication through the program provided by the Tibetan Association of Vermont.

Students will not only learn languages but also explore the Tibetan culture through stories, lectures, musics, festivals, and events.

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First Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Conference

The conference will feature presentation and discussions on four broad topics: governance and leadership, mainstreaming gender perspective into the development process, social empowerment, and sexual and gender-based violence. Read more ›

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Sikyong Greets India on 68th Republic Day



DHARAMSHALA: Tibetan political leader Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay today congratulated India on its 68th Republic Day anniversary. The brief ceremony to celebrate the occasion was held at the Kashag secretariat, attended by Kalons, Secretaries and senior officials of the Central Tibetan Administration.

Hoisting the Indian national flag to the tune of the Indian national anthem, Sikyong greeted the people of India and said “India is a role model for the world in ensuring that economic development and democratic rights of the people are maintained on an equal footing.”

“India is also a melting pot of diverse religious beliefs, ethnicity and ideologies. This unique feat is a result of India’s deep rooted faith in its democratic values for which it has garnered worldwide respect and admiration,” he added.

Sikyong further expressed gratitude to the people and government of India and said that he is hopeful that the joint development of India’s economic and democratic rights will continue even further in times to come.

Following the brief ceremony at Kashag, Sikyong took part in the official ceremony organised by the local Indian administration of Kangra district at the Zilla Parishad hall in lower Dharamshala.

Sikyong was accompanied by Kalon Karma Yeshi and Kalon Phagpa Tsering with Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok at the function. The chief guest at the function was Shri Brij Bihari Lal Butail, Speaker of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. The function concluded with cultural performances.

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