I have been informed this evening of Kashag’s approval of my resignation from my position as Information Secretary (equivalent) of Department of Information and International Relations effective January 11, 2019.
My resignation comes in light of few compelling circumstances that have made it imperative for me to resume my studies (PhD in Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst). I will rejoin school this spring semester beginning January 22, 2019. Failing to do so might jeopardise my admission and funding from school, both of which have been on a continuous enrolment since September 2016.
As an academician himself, Sikyong/DIIR Kalon Dr Lobsang Sangay understands the importance of academic success and thus fully supports my decision to resume doctorate studies.
Having completed my original two-year commitment at DIIR (October 2016-October 2018) as a Special Appointee, I have had a great experience working with my much-respected colleague Secretary Sonam Norbu Dagpo la and my beloved staff at DIIR, under the leadership of DIIR Kalon Dr Lobsang Sangay. I have learnt many valuable lessons which I will cherish for a lifetime.
In my role as the Information Secretary at DIIR, I have performed to the best of my ability. I have also offered to extend my services to DIIR remotely as well as during my 2019 summer vacation.
As a Tibetan, I will continue to hold the cause of Tibet close to my heart and make every use of opportunity in academia and in life to further our collective cause. I am confident that completing my studies will enable me to contribute to the cause in a much bigger, impactful manner.