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Kalon Tripa 2011

May 10, 2009

WTN
May 8, 2009

Dharamsala, May 8 -- Talk Tibet is hosting a
public information meeting tomorrow in Dharamsala
in search of the next Kalon Tripa for 2011.

For a serious first attempt search for a new
Kalon Tripa join us in a public debate in search
of our next Prime Minister who will lead us to
freedom and strengthen our democracy.

* bring your Green Book along to file your nomination for www.kalontripa.org.

One of the main objectives of Talk Tibet is to
enhance political and social awareness among
Tibetan youth and engage young Tibetan men and
women in their own political process.

To this end, we are supporting Thubten Samdup's
initiative "Change & Choice: A Necessity" to
create awareness and involvement in the Tibetan
Diaspora in connection with the forthcoming
election of the new Kalon Tripa in 2011, as
outlined on the website www.kalontripa.org. In
particular, we hope that young Tibetans will be
encouraged to become actively involved in this
issue and invest in their political future.

As Thubten Samdup has pointed out, "Name
recognition is necessary in all elections. New
candidates need this time to effectively present
their platform, and address various key issues.
Constituents need this time in order to get to
know the candidates and seize their message."

Here is how you can make your voice count in the election:

Submit a name to the website
(www.kalontripa.org). All nominations must be
supported by at least 25 Tibetans who are over 18
years of age and current Green Book subscribers.
The nomination paper must be authenticated by the
local Tibetan Welfare Officer.

HOW IT WORKS

The website will present a brief biography and
photo of each nominee. Candidates will be
provided with equal space to present their platform.

Once there are a few nominees on the website,
Tibetan TV, radio and print media will be
encouraged to begin interviews, introducing the
candidates. A televised debate to be held in
Dharamsala close to election time is also planned.

The website will be closed a few months before
the Tibetan Election Commission sends out its
circular, announcing the official election nomination for the next Kalon Tripa.

TALK TIBET is a public forum for Tibetans to
exchange ideas and opinions about Tibet through open dialogue and the arts.

Anyone with a keen interest in the Tibet issue
can start their own Talk Tibet forum in any
neighbourhood anywhere around the world.

By creating a public platform for informative
exchange and debate, TALK TIBET aims to enrich
and empower local community members, while
seeking to foster understanding within the community and the movement.

Through an ongoing series of informal weekly
discussions and film screenings, TALK TIBET aims
to meet the following objectives:

- to promote interactive dialogue

- to provide a congenial forum for discussion in
order to draw upon thoughts, ideas and suggestions from the public

- to unite local resources to explore diverse
perspectives and possibilities in relation to the Tibetan cause

- to enhance political and social awareness among Tibetan youth

- to instill a deeper interest and appreciation of cinema and art

- to help to foster further intellectual development in Tibetan communities

Email: info@talktibet.info
Website: www.talktibet.info
Location: Dharamsala,India
facebook group: talktibet

Event: WHO WANTS TO BE THE NEXT  PRIME MINISTER?

"Organize by TALK TIBET "

What:  Informational Meeting

Host:  Talk Tibet: Weekly Discussions & Films

Start Time: Tomorrow, May 9 at 3:00pm End Time: Tomorrow, May 9 at 6:00pm

Where: Yongling School,Mcleod Ganj,

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=101919543046&mid=6e071eG1f3f84b3G1d46688G7
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