Health Kalon Mr. Choekyong Wangchuk
Health Kalon, Mr. Choechung Wangchuk was born in Kalimpong in 1971 and completed his class XII from SFF Sr. Sec. School Herbertpur. He earned his B.A. degree from Punjab University in 1993 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management from Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan in 1994. In 1991 and 1992, he was elected as the President of Overseas Student’s Association of Govt. College for Men and the President of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Chandigarh respectively. From 1995 to 2001, he was elected to the Central Executive Committee of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), where he worked on a various capacities such as Secretary Int’l Relations, Joint Secretary, EditorEnglish Rangzen Magazine and Gen, Secretary. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the Deputy Coordinator and later, as the Coordinator of the New Delhi-based India Tibet Coordination Office (ITCO) under the Central Tibetan Administration. In 2006, he was elected to the 14th House of the Tibetan Parliamentin-Exile (TPiE) from Dotoe province and again in 2011, he got reelected to the 15th House of TPiE. From late 2008 to early 2015, he worked as the Executive Director of the Tibetan Parliamentary & Policy Research Centre based in New Delhi. He has organized many Tibet awareness programs and also made representations at many national and international conferences. On June 1st 2016, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay appointed him as a Kalon for Department of Health after having approval from the 16th House of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.