Speaker Pema Jungney addressing the final match of the Martyrs Memorial Basketball Tournament
Dharamsala: Speaker Pema Jungney of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, who was invited as the chief guest, attends and addresses the final match of the Martyrs Memorial Basketball Tournament between Sarah College for Higher Tibetan Studies and Men-Tse-Khang organized by Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) Dharamsala, at Gangkyi basketball court yesterday on the 49th Anniversary of the Tibetan Youth Congress.
The Speaker in his address greeted the president and executive members of the central executive committee of Tibetan Youth Congress, president and members of the RTYC Dharamsala and people gathered there.
He spoke about significance Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) that was founded on 7 October 1970 and which is also one of the biggest non-governmental organization in exile Tibetan society.
He then advised the members of TYC to understand and implement the anthem of TYC, which sang of freedom for Tibetans, unity amongst Tibetans, following advise of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, etc.
Speaker further emphasized on the importance of unity in the Tibetan community irrespective of their political stand to resolve the long-standing issue of Tibet.
He also warned people to be cautious of false and agitating information available on the Internet, which is aimed to disrupt peace and unity among Tibetans.
Speaker then lauded RTYC for organizing the Martyrs Memorial Basketball Tournament and advised them to organize more similar tournaments that are not merely beneficial for health but also for bringing Tibetan youths together.
Finally Speaker Pema Jungney along with the president of TYC Gonpo Dhundop cut cake to celebrate the 49th anniversary of Tibetan Youth Congress.
The 18th Martyrs Memorial Basketball tournament started on 22 September 2019 and a total of 10 teams competed to reach the final. Men-Tse-Khang wins the final against Sarah College for Higher Tibetan Studies by scoring 55 against 41 points.