The Governing Board

Office bearers for the period 2013 to 2015

Dr. Teinlay P. Trogawa – Director
Teinlay studied Tibetan medicine under Trogawa Rinpoche since 1993. Since 1996 he was Rinpoche’s translator and personal attendant.
In December 2005 he was elected as the President of Chagpori’s Governing Board and also appointed as the Director of Chagpori.

Mr. Tshering Norbu Dekeva – General Secretary
Having received primary education in Central School for Tibetans, Darjeeling. Mr. T.N.Dekeva received his further education in Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Dr. Gram’s Homes, Kalimpong and finally completed his studies from St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling in 1982. While studying at the St. Joseph’s College, Norbu also worked as the President and also General Secretary to the Region Tibetan Youth Congress, Darjeeling. He is one of the founder members of Manjushree Centre of Tibetan Culture and is working as the General Secretary to the Institute since its inception.(1988) He is one of the founder members of CTMI and first General Secretary to the Institute. T.N. Dekeva is also actively involved in other local social organizations in Darjeeling.
Norbu is a hotelier by profession, running Dekeling Resort and Hotel:

Tseyang Norbhu – Treasurer
Ms Norbhu is the Principal of the Himalayan Nursery School, one of the most renowned kinder-garden schools in Darjeeling. She is the current General Secretary of CTMI.

Mr. K.B. Yogi – Vice President
Retired Additional District Magistrate in State Civil Service.
Present member of Darjeeling Earth Group (NGO)

Mr. Jigme Ugyan – A teacher in the Central School for Tibetans, in Darjeeling. Graduated in 1974 from Delhi University and served in Kashag Secretariat, Dharamsala for one year before undergoing B. Ed. Course and joining Central Tibetan Schools Administration as teacher in 1976. Has served in Miao, Tezu, and Tenzingang. He is also an Executive Committee member of Manjushree Centre of Tibetan Culture and Tibetan Pens Club.

Dr. L. Wangdi (Mrs.) – Dr Wangdi is an allopathic doctor. She worked with the West Bengal Health Department until her retirement in 1993. She then worked in a Leprosy Eradication Project in the Siliguri area from 1995 until 1997. She also worked as Health Officer for the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council’s Health Department, and retired after serving as Chief Medical Officer of Health for DGHC for three years. From April 1999 to November 2002 served as the Community Development Specialist (CDS) for the World Bank Project of IPP VIII Extn for Darjeeling Municipality. This Project provides preventive and promotive Health care to the BPL (below poverty line) families of urban areas.
1964 – 1967 served as the first Medical Officer In-charge of the Hospital for Tibetan refugees at the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Darjeeling.

Mrs. T. Yangzom