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.

10 Reasons to vote for Kaydor Aukatsang

  1. He will serve to fulfill the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and work hard to resolve the Tibet issue based on the Middle Way Approach. He will strengthen Tibetan unity, democracy and institutions.
  2. He has held three of the senior most positions in the CTA: Special Advisor to the Sikyong; Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Washington, DC; and Chief Resilience Officer.


  1. Ensure all Tibetans in South Asia have access to areputable COVID-19 vaccine and provide economicassistance to vulnerable Tibetans whose livelihoods havebeen impacted by COVID-19.
  2. Conduct an in-depth public opinion survey by anindependent and reputable organization on Indianviews on China, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet andthe CTA.


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.


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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