European Chitue Candidate: Chungdak Koren

You can find this information about me on the website of European Tibetan Congress:

Chungdak Koren was born in Phari, Central Tibet in 1951. Chungdak Koren studied in St. Joseph’s Convent, Kalimpong and UCNL School in Dheradun. Soon after completing her school education, Chungdak volunteered at the Transit School in Dharalsala set up by the Department of Education  to meet the educational need of Tibetan children in 1967-68. From 1968-69, she worked as a manager for the cooperative society of the Tibetan Settlement in Sonada, Darjeeling.

In 1969, she reached Norway under scholarship to study in college and subsequently she did B.Sc nursing for three years in Oslo with an additional one year of specialization in Dialysis. She worked for 19 years as nurse at the Oslo University Hospital. During the same time, she was active at the grassroots level in both the Tibetan community and the Tibet Support Group. She was one of the main initiators of the Norwegian Tibet Committee set up in 1988. In 1989, she was officially appointed by the Office of Tibet London as the Co-ordinator between the Office of Tibet and the Nobel Committee for preparation of Nobel Peace Prize award to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is also one of the core initiators in establishing Voice of Tibet, Norway radio in 1996 and continues to be on the governing board of VOT. From 1995-2001, she was appointed Representative of His Holiness at the Office of Tibet, Geneva. During the time, she managed many important meetings including the one with the Italian Prime Minister and Swiss Home Minister. She helped organize the Pavarotti Concert for aiding education of Tibetan Children and involved UNESCO to fund educational projects for Tibetans.

Soon after completing her service as Representative, she worked as one of the organizers for the Graz Kalachakra, Austria, in 2002. Since 2002, she has been serving as Executive Director of Norwegian Tibet Committee and Board Member of International Campaign for Tibet (Europe) since 2001. She was responsible for organizing the 1st European Tibetan Congress in Switzerland. In November 2008, she was awarded the Norwegian PENs Ossietzky prize for her work for Human Rights of Tibetan people inside Tibet. See videos of this candidate. [Nomination received 9th August 2010]


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11 Responses to European Chitue Candidate: Chungdak Koren

  1. namgyal dolkar says:

    All the best to Chungdak Koren. According to us you are a very deserving candidate and you make us proud.

  2. Dolma Pemba says:

    Chungdak-la, you can count on my vote – you deserve it.

  3. Tenzin Yangchen says:

    Dear Chungdak la

    It was good to see you at the Chitue debate in London. I meant to ask a question that night but wasn’t quite able to find the right way of asking it… I hope you don’t mind me asking now.

    What are your views on the major incident in the Parliament earlier this year? How do you think an episode like that can be prevented in the future?

    With regards

  4. chungdak says:

    Dear Tenzin la,

    The incident that happened in the Parliament this year was very unfortunate and not necessary. Such incidents will only serve the Chinese for their propaganda. A sad thing was that this was not an issue related to our struggle.

    To prevent such incidents in the future, I think it is important that the Parliament has a good working atmosphere, one should avoid sectarianism and rather keep the focus on the issues related to our struggle.

    Thank you for your question, I’m always happy to answer questions in person or online so please feel free!

    Best wishes,

  5. Lodoe says:

    Tashi delek Chungdak la,

    After going through your details, I find you the best of all, in my personal view point.
    Anyway i wish to ask a question, Where you gonna stand for Rangzen other Middle way?

    • chungdak says:

      Dear Lodoe la,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Looking into the urgent situation of Tibet and realistically to reach our goal, I feel the Middle Way is more realistic; therefore, I stand for the Middle Way Approach. The Middle Way approach is also the policy of the Tibetan Government.


  6. Tendekyi says:

    Dear Chungdalak ,

    You are the right person who can bring some positiv change in our parliament, and bring closer to reach our goal. Very happy you r standing for MP. CANDIDATE.
    You can count on my vote ! Best of luck … Bhoe Gyalo

  7. Tendekyi says:

    Dear Chungdak la ,

    You are the right person who can bring some positiv change in our Parliament, and bring us closer to reach our goal. Very happy you are standing for MP. CANDIDATE.
    You can count on my vote. Best of luck … Bhoe Gyalo !

  8. Tenzin Yangki says:

    Dear Chungdalak ,

    You are the right person who can bring some positiv change in our parliament, and bring closer to reach our goal. Very happy you r standing for MP. CANDIDATE.
    You can count on my vote ! Best of luck … Bhoe Gyalo

  9. chungdak says:

    Thank you for your support. I will do my best.


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