BRUSSELS: Representative Tashi Phuntsok of the Office of Tibet, based in Brussels, Belgium, attended a children’s talent show in Brussels organised by the Tibetan Cultural Center on 16 December 2016.
The function was also held to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Over three hundred Tibetans attended the function, which included presentation of cultural performances and poetry recitations by the local Tibetan children.
Representative Tashi Phuntsok spoke about how the Nobel Peace Prize was bestowed on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the untiring efforts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to advance the Tibetan movement and the responsibilities of the Tibetan people living outside India.
He also lauded the Tibetan cultural center of Belgium and the Jamyang Lophel School for its noble activities regarding the promotion of Tibetan language and culture.
The Blegium Tibetan religion and Cultural center was founded in 2008 to teach Tibetan religion and language to Tibetan children. The center has branches in six different cities with over 200 Tibetan students.
On 17 December 2016, Representative Tashi Phuntsok attended the inauguration of a new chapter of Tibetan Women’s Association in Belgian city of Antwerpen.
He congratulated the newly elected president and committee of the association. The newly elected President Ms Chungla, spoke about the origins of the Tibetan Women’s Association and how the new chapter was founded.
The inauguration was followed by a prayer service for latest Tibetan self-immolater Tashi Rabten who burned himself on 6 December 2016.