ICT-Europe Board Member Gyaltsen Gyaltag passed away in Switzerland on January 25, 2002 around 6 pm. after prolonged illness. He was born in Lhasa on March 8, 1949 to Ngawang Gyaltsen Gyaltag and Kelsang Drolkar. The entire ICT family offer our heartfelt condolences to the Gyaltag family.
On October 2, 1960, he was sent from Dharamsala to Switzerland where he grew up at the Pestalozzi Kinderdorf in Trogen, Switzerland. He graduated high school in 1967 and subsequently did his further studies leading to an M.Phil.
Thereafter, he served as the head of the Tibetan home in Pestalozzi Kinderdorf from 1986 to 1991. He was appointed as the Representative at the Office of Tibet in Switzerland in 1991 and served in that position until 1995.
He was an active member of the Tibetan community in Switzerland. He was a founding member of the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe as well as the Swiss Tibetan Friendship Society (GSTF).
When ICT Europe was established in Amsterdam, Gyaltag readily extended his full cooperation and joined as a board member.
He is survived by his wife, Phuntsok Dolkar; son, Rinzin Gyaltag; and daughter, Yeshi Gyaltag.