Dear fellow Tibetans,
Last week, I learned that I was elected as Chitue for the North American community. I wish to thank you for your faith in my ability to serve our community and for giving me the opportunity to do so as Chitue. I look forward to working with my fellow North American Chitue, Norbu Tsering la, other members of parliament, the Office of Tibet, and of course the local Tibetan associations and other Tibet-related NGOs.
This election has drawn unprecedented attention and participation from members of all age groups in our community. This bodes well for our evolution towards a more democratic society. I also wish to take this opportunity to salute my fellow Chitue candidates: Kunga Thinley la, Tashi Namgyal la, and Tashi Phuntsok la. Their long-standing track record for community service and dedication to our movement has undoubtedly contributed towards raising the standard for Chitue candidates.
With His Holiness wishing to retire from the daily administrative routine of our community governance structure, and the growing signs of popular discontent inside Tibet, the years ahead of us will challenge us to adapt to these new circumstances with wisdom and courage. I will be unrelenting in my efforts to enable us to do so. Tibet deserves the best in all of us.
North American Chitue