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Central Tibetan Administration

The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was first established in Mussoorie on April 29, 1959, soon after His Holiness the Dalai Lama reached India. Then in May 1960 it was moved to Dharamsala, and is now located half way between Kotwali Bazaar and McLeod Gunj, in an area named Gangchen Kyishong. Gangchen Kyishong is a Tibetan phrase meaning "happy valley of snow".

The departments which make up the CTA work towards the Tibetan people's struggle for independence and survival. They function according to the Charter of Tibetans in Exile which is, in effect, a constitution based on modern democratic principles. 

The Tibetan Youth Congress

TYC is a worldwide non-governmental group with over ten thousand members. It is the largest, and one of the most politically active Tibetan organizations in exile. To provide a forum for non-Tibetans to assist in its activities, TYC has started The International Friends of TYC. The Congress' office is located close to Hotel Tibet.

The Tibetan Women's Association

TWA is an organization of Tibetan women working for the political freedom and social upliftment of Tibetan women. Through branch organizations in each Tibetan settlement in exile, TWA assists groups and individual women on a day-to-day basis, and launches projects to address specific needs such as education and welfare, taking care of the elderly and children. They are involved with the rehabilitation and education of nuns escaping from Tibet. In the recent years, the association has undertaken a campaign to raise the political awareness of Tibetan women in order to encourage them to participate fully in the political process of the exile community. TWA's office is located above Delek Clinic on Bhagsunag Road.
Tibetan Women's Association   Central Executive Committee
Bhagsunath Road, P.O Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala-176219  Kangra (H.P) India
Tel: 91-1892-221527, 221198, Fax: 91-1892-221528
e-mail: twa@del2.vsnl.net.in

Tibetan Children's Village 
The Tibetan children's Village runs a chain of fifteen schools, with over ten thousand students, in different parts of India. The main village, known as the Upper TCV, is based on a hill two kilometres from McLeodganj. It educates and looks after the upbringing of about three thousand student, most of whom are orphans and new refugees from Tibet. Upper TCV consists of thirty eight homes, four hostels and a baby room to care for months-old infants through to boys and girls of sixteen. It has modern school buildings ranging from nursery to high school, sports grounds, staff quarters, a dispensary, a handicraft centre, etc. These are spread over an area of about forty three acres.