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7thjune20110HDharamshala: The Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) announced that it will safeguard Tibetan culture and the legacy of the Tibetan people in a Press conference here in Dharamshala. In order to do so they have decided to keep a copy of the Tibetan National Anthem, the Tibetan National Flag, the former national emblem of the Tibetan Government and the older version of the Tibetan Charter. (prior to the changes made by the extended session of the 14th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile).

In May, the 14th Tibetan Parliament in exile approved that the title of "Tibetan Government-in-Exile" be changed to "Tibetan Administration". The title of "Bod Shung Gaden Phodrang Chogle Namgyal" or "Gaden Phodrang Government of Tibet" in the emblem was also changed to "Denpanyi Nampar Gyalgyur Chig" (translated as Truth will Prevail).

The TYC announced its apprehension towards the hurried change of name of the "Tibetan Government in Exile" to "Institution/Organisation of the Tibetan People" in the Tibetan Charter. The TYC added that the name "Tibetan Government in Exile" is a symbol of the Tibetan struggle and therefore it should be retained. The TYC had earlier submitted letters requesting the parliament to not take such hasty decisions and that this matter is postponed for discussion for the 15th Tibetan Parliament in Exile. They added such significant changes require extended time, and suggestions from international legal experts and scholars.

"Recently during the Second Tibetan National General Meeting, a significant majority of the subcommittees voted against changing the name of the Tibetan Government in Exile and a unanimous decision was taken by the end of the meeting, supporting the motion of maintaining the original name. However during the three-day special session of the 14th Tibetan Parliament in Exile , the member decided to change name from "Tibetan Government in Exile" to "Institution/Organisation of the Tibetan People" in the Tibetan charter," stated the press release.

Mr. Tseweang Rigzin, the president of TYC said on behalf of the TYC, "We would like to convey to our Tibetan people inside and outside Tibet that the symbolic items the TYC promises to safeguard will be returned to the Tibetan government once Tibet gains independence.

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