The Tibetan Youth Congress called off its Indefinite Hunger Strike at the United Nations on May 13, 2004, following a visit UN Assistant Secretary-General Carolyn McAskie at the Hunger Strike venue. Mrs. Carloyn McAskie assured the hunger strikers that the relevant UN organs would follow up on the concerns expressed by the hunger strikers.
Three members of the Tibetan Youth Congress, Ms. Dolma Choephel (Centrex member), Mr. Gyaltso (Vice President of RTYC Gangtok) & Mr. Sonam Wangdue (member of the RTYC New York and New Jersey), began their hunger strike in front of the United Nations building in New York on April 2, 2004.
The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of New York and New Jersey would like to call upon all its members and supporter to Kasturi Country Hall, Astoria, for the concluding formal congregation, in which the TYC will portray the effect/result of the Indefinite Hunger Strike and also will elucidate the finance report/account to its members. The day would also be applied to Honor the three courageous hunger strikers for their selfless sacrifice for the cause of Tibet and the Tibetans.
Date : May 9, 2004 (Sunday)
Kasturi Country Club
36 Street & 36 Ave.
Time : 10:30 am