CALGARY: Kalon Gyari Dolma met with the local Tibetans on 8 July . The Kalon spoke at great length on the policies of the Kashag, the significance of grand observation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 77th birthday and the resettlement of 1000 Tibetans from Arunachal Pradesh.
On 9 July, the Kalon for the Department of Home met with Canada’s Minister for Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturism, Honorable Jason Kenney in Calgary.
During the meeting, Kalon Gyari, on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration, expressed deep appreciation and gratitude to Honorable Jason Kenney for his leadership and support to the Tibetan People. Minister Kenney expressed his deep concern on the current situation in Tibet and his support for religious rights and freedom.
Kalon apprised the Minister on the progress of the Tibetan resettlement program and the possibilities of separate program to accommodate certain other sections of Tibetan refugees was also discussed during the meeting.
It was suggested and agreed that Tibetan Association of Alberta appoint a key contact person to liaise with the Project Tibet Society to support the resettlement program of the 1000 Tibetans from Arunachal Pradesh.
Kalon left Calgary on July 10th for Montreal.
Earlier on 7 July, she was in Vancouver for the celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 77th birthday. She visited Tsengdok monastery and Thangru Monastery in the morning, and delivered public talk in the afternoon. Official birthday ceremony was held in the evening, which was attended by a large number of Tibetans in Vancouver, including head Lamas and monks of Tsengdok monastery, Thrangu monastery and Sakya monastery.
(Report filed by Office of Tibet)