WASHINGTON DC: Mr Penpa Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Office of Tibet based in Washington DC, called on US Congressman Jim McGovern, a longtime supporter of the Tibet cause in the US Congress. Representative Penpa Tsering visited the office of the Congressman on 6 October and expressed his heartfelt gratitude for his continued support towards the Tibet issue.
The Congressman has raised the Tibet issue numerous times during discussions in the US Congress and has also repeatedly stirred the conscience of the international as well as US domestic public with regard to China’s repressive measures in Tibet.
Representative Penpa Tsering was accompanied by Mr Matteo Meccaci, President of International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), Mr Buchung Tsering, Vice President of ICT, Mr Kunga Tashi, OOT’s Chinese liaison officer, and OOT staff Mr Tenzin Ignyen and Mr Tenzin Dechen during the visit.
Representative Penpa Tsering also attended the inaugural session of the 1st Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Conference organised by the Tibetan Women’s Association of New York and New Jersey from 8-9 October.
As the chief guest, the Representative addressed the conference on the importance of empowering Tibetan women through education and capability training for a vibrant future of Tibet.