Massachusetts: Representative of Office of Tibet, Washington DC, Ngodup Tsering visited Congressman Jim McGovern and Senator Edward Markey’s offices to thank them for sponsoring the Tibet Policy and Support Act of 2019.
On the day, Representative also met with the Mayor of Northampton and exchanged views about Tibet and the US. The focus of the visit has been to update local elected officials of the current situation in Tibet and also to ask the officials and especially Representative Richard Neal and Senator Elizabeth Warren to co-sponsor the Tibet Policy and Support of 2019.
He later visited the City council of Amherst where the Council members offered a warm reception. Representative informed the City council members about the Tibetan situation in general and North America in particular.
He thanked the Council for their gracious support to RTAM in all their needs. The Council members were interested to know more about His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s SEE-Learning initiative.
The Representative was in Amherst, MA for the launch of a new film by the CTA titled “Tibet in the Sun-Stories from Tibetans in Exile.” Taking the opportunity, Representative also met with the Tibetan Community of Western Massachusetts and shared some insights into the political developments taking place that has direct implications on Tibet and the Tibetan people’s response to the situation. President Thondup Tsering introduced the speaker and Secretary Tsultrim and read out a brief report of the RTAM.
Earlier, the Representative met with Chancellor Mr. Subhaswamy of University of Massachusetts and discussed how UMass has been a learning center for a number of Tibetans students under the Tibetan Scholarship Program (Formerly known as Fulbright) and how they have returned and served the CTA and Tibetan cause; it was a very cordial meeting. Dhardon Sharling, the former Secretary of DIIR, and President Thondup Tsering were also present.
Representative Tsering was accompanied by the President, Vice President, and Secretary of RTAM throughout the visit.
-Filed by Office of Tibet, Washington DC