Let’s build a dynamic and efficient CTA with a focus on strengthening the Tibetan freedom struggle, transforming education, revitalizing Tibetan language, culture and empowering the youth.

Let us move forward as one nation, one people, one struggle; think big; innovate and harness our collective energy and resources to regain Tibetan freedom, rights and dignity.



A Gangchenpa’s Dream

I dream of reawakening the spirit and dedication of patriots such as my late father and those of his generation who gave their blood and sweat to the Tibetan freedom struggle.I dream of a Tibetan movement where the motivation is pure and the purpose clear; where we are united as Tibetans and tribal affiliations are secondary; where we awaken from apathy into a heightened passionate state; where we give more and take less; where we propel others up and not knock each other down; where we put the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama into practice; and where we harness the collective energy and resource to regain our freedom, right and dignity. …

My Manifesto

My name is Kelsang Dorjee Aukatsang (Kaydor) and I am running for Sikyong 2021.

I have had the honor of serving the Tibetan freedom struggle and community for over 23 years including most recently as the Special Advisor to Sikyong, as Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America, and Chief Resilience Officer of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and the Director of the Social and Resource Development Fund (SARD). Through these positions I have gained a deep understanding of the issues facing the Tibetan movement and people, our needs and opportunities as well as the grave responsibilities of the office of the Sikyong.

ISSUES

Core Issues

Vote for Kelsang Dorjee Aukatsang (Kaydor) for Sikyong 2021, a candidate with experience and integrity. An active listener who will make well-informed
decisions and get things done.

issues

Advancing the Freedom Struggle

OVERVIEW Today, Tibet remains under de facto martial law. In the 2020 freedom index published by Freedom House, Tibet was listed as the second least-free region in the world, after Syria. Reporters Without Borders states that it is harder for...
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Modernizing the CTA

OVERVIEW The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), aka the Tibetan government-in-exile, was established by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on April 29, 1959. It is the continuation of the government of independent Tibet. It is headquartered in Dharamsala, India, and...
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Transforming Education

OVERVIEW The CTA launched the Basic Education Policy (BEP) in 2004. Under this policy, all subjects are taught exclusively in Tibetan until grade 5 in STSS schools. English as a second language is only introduced in grade 4. Under BEP,...
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Sustaining the Language and Culture

OVERVIEW The rich Tibetan civilization spans over 3000 years. Tibet developed its unique culture influenced largely by Tibetan Buddhism which arrived from India in the seventh century. Tibetan culture includes language, medicine, arts and crafts, astrology, literature, poetry, metallurgy, etc....
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Enhancing Economic Resilience

OVERVIEW In Tibetan settlements in India, agriculture and sweater selling are the two primary livelihoods with approximately 25% of the population linked to farming and 49% to the seasonal sweater business. The rest of the population are engaged in Micro,...
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Five Key Development Principles

Five Key Development Principles The Sikyong-led 14th and 15th Kashag has been very successful in mobilizing international development assistance to strengthen the self-reliance and resilience of Tibetan communities in South Asia and to enhance the capacity of the Central Tibetan...
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