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19 july 2012 001London, 18 July 2012: During a private UK visit, Thupten Jampa, Joint Secretary of the Tibetan Chamber of Commerce (TCC), paid a courtesy call to the offices of Tibet Society and Tibet Relief Fund in north London on Monday, 16th July.

Jampa, who runs a very successful travel company in India - EarthLink Tours & Travels, expressed his deep admiration for the world's first Tibet support groups and their continued assistance for Tibetan refugees in the Indian sub-continent. Tibet Society and Tibet Relief Fund were both established within months of His Holiness the Dalai Lama fleeing across the Himalayas into India, with some 87,000 Tibetans, in March 1959, as a result of the failed Tibetan national uprising against the Communist Chinese in Lhasa.

Jampa urged the two British organisations to continue their support for the Tibetan people. Jampa, a native of Mön Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, north-eastern India, was a key organizer of the 32nd Kalachakra Teaching, conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya, Bihar (from 31st December 2011 to 10th January 2012) which attracted over 200,000 Buddhist pilgrims from 63 countries. He also shared his ideas on possible cooperation between different Tibetan social and political groups and Tibetan business ventures, whilst helping with the generation of vital funds for Tibetan people.

The Tibetan Chamber of Commerce Founded in 2005, it not only undertakes activities to increase and benefit the business interests of the Chamber's members but also give support to Himalayan regional business interests and the wider Tibetan community as a whole. They also aim to support new and emerging Tibetan and Himalayan region entrepreneurs, through interaction and cooperation both within and outside the Chamber.

• www.tibetsociety.com
• www.tibetrelieffund.co.uk
• http://www.earthlinktravels.com
• http://tibet.net/2005/10/19/tibetan-chamber-of-commerce-registered
• http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tibetan-Chamber-of-Commerce/148903698515434

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