The Local Assembly 10th Annual Meeting of Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein

Schauffhausen, 15th August 2020: The annual meeting of the Local Tibetan Assembly of Executive members of Tibetan Community in Switzerland &Liechtenstein was held on Saturday at Schauffhausen.

The meeting started at 10 am and lasted till 12am.

Mr. Tsamda Norbu, President of Tibetan Community of Switzerland &Liechtenstein presided the meeting followed by Solcha and Dresil. Tibetan National Anthem was sung and a minute of silence was observed for all the patriots who sacrificed their life for the cause of Tibet.

Mr Tsamda Norbu President of Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein  stated that the  world today is going through a traumatic experience, around the globe , more than half a million people lost their lives due to Chinese  originated  COVID-19 Pandemic.

As we all know that the Wuhan originated COVID-19 in China has radically disrupted global events, including some events here in Switzerland to be held this year. For example Maha Guru Bumtsok was one such anticipated event affected by the pandemic. . But we could be able to organize some important events like Birthday Celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama which under the circumstances of pandemic rules only limited members were allowed to gather.

Till now we have been organizing the events and celebrations successfully, considering the rules and regulations as per the Swiss Federal Office of Health. And we are determined to do so in future too.

President, Mr.Tsamda Norbu thanked Tibetan Community of Schaffhausen for arranging the Meeting place and for the lunch which was donated by Mr. Gyadhotsang Yonden Rinchen, Thumi of Section Schaffhausen.

All the Thuemis (Representatives) shared their opinion and views on various issues that came up during the meeting.

All the Local Assembly members actively took part in the discussion and issued two official statements:

Announcing this year as the “Year of Gratitude “to express deep gratitude to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Whether to have two Thuemis( Representatives) for the bigger Section with enormous members.  (Declined as per voting)  Majority voted against the statement.
Details of voting:
Against: 16
for: 6
Neutral: 2

The meeting can be watched on Tibetswiss Facebook


Nyima Arya

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