Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan Administration in exile, and Speaker Penpa Tsering called the Tibetan businessmen to show concern over the financial status of the Central Tibetan Administration, while understanding the political situation inside Tibet at the opening of the ninth annual general meeting of the Tibetan Chamber of Commerce (TCC) on April 2, 2014.
The three-day meeting being held at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives hall located in Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala, was attended by nearly 100 members of the chamber from various part of the world including Nepal and India.
Mr. Kesang Norbu, the President of TCC gave an overview of the association and Thupten Jampa, the Joint Secretary presented their report of the previous year, in which he highlighted the improvements and opportunities coming their way.
Penpa Tsering, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in exile said, “With profit motive, the Tibetan business community also has a social responsibility. Successful Tibetan businessmen should uplift the poorer sections of the Tibetan community from poverty, and create awareness about Tibet through speaking about Tibet’s political situation to colleagues and contemporaries.”
In his inaugural address, Lobsang Sangay spoke on the importance of upholding the three principles of the 14th Kashag (Tibetan Cabinet), while stressing on the importance education as the main principle to develop one's business.
The three day meeting will conclude on April 4, 2014 by electing its new executive members.