Former political prisoner and filmmaker
Mr. Ngodup Dongchung is the one who has personally visited Tibet and has a very good grasp of the situation inside Tibet and the thoughts of the Tibetans inside Tibet. Many people recognize him as one who has the capability to bring all Tibetans together and lead them effectively. I support him for the 2021 Sikyong.
Fellow at Columbia Population Research Center
Because of Kasur Dongchung Ngodup’s consistent interaction with Tibetans inside Tibet, he knows the true aspirations of Tibetans inside Tibet. The fact that most of the former political prisoners are supporting him tells us something about him
Tibetan lecturer at Australian National University
Highly self-disciplined, taciturn and diligent, ability to care for all issues, skillful in maintaining public relations, as well as an untainted and impeccable record of integrity are few of the hallmarks of Kasur Ngodup Dongchung, which has earned him trust and respect of Tibetan people from both within and outside of Tibet.
Former Joint Secretary, Government of Sikkim
With 40 years of unblemished transparent service record, Kasur Dongchung Ngodup can provide a stable harmonious leadership, free from internal discord. He has the confidence to build a bridge between Tibetans in Tibet, necessary for the resolution
MEET KASUR DONGCHUNG NGODUP
Mr. Ngodup Dongchung is a first-generation Tibetan refugee who has spent most of his adult life as a public servant.
Before he became a diplomat as the incumbent Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi (2016- present), and a politician on the assumption of his previous ministerial post (2007-2016), for most of his life, he was a dedicated bureaucrat and a well-loved colleague who had spent three decades working behind the scene for the Tibetan public.
Through his service at the Department of Security, he has not only worked to resolve the challenges that Tibetans in diaspora face, but also initiated and maintained sustained interactions with Tibetans from Tibet. With this unique experience, he brings forth a formidable grassroots knowledge of the pan-Tibetan constituency.
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Twenty-three years ago, I came from Tibet to India with firm determination to receive audience and teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I also aimed, by availing the precious educational opportunity, to become either a teacher or a medical practitioner, which are the two professions that serve best for the benefit of others.
My acquaintanceship with Kasur Dongchung Ngodup began from the day of my arrival in India due to his involvement in matters pertaining to the basic cause of Tibet.
It was the time I was studying at an educational centre, where His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited many times. Several days prior to a visit by His Holiness the officials of the security department (Desung) led by Kungo Ngodup la used to arrive in advance, for preparing the security logistics.