BRUSSELS: Kalon Gyari Dolma of the department of home arrived at the Brussels International Airport on 6 August on a three day visit to Belgium as part of her official tour of Europe. She was received at the airport by Mr Ngodup Dorjee, the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the president of Belgium Tibetan community and the representatives of local Tibetan organisations.
On 7 August, Kalon Gyari Dolma met with the presidents and representatives of Tibet support groups including the executive director of International Campaign for Tibet in Brussels and other Belgian friends of Tibet. She apprised them about the purpose of her visit and also thanked them for their continued support for Tibet.
Later in the afternoon, Kalon Gyari Dolma held a meeting with the Tibetan community of Belgium in Antwerpen. She briefed the audience on the Kashag’s proposal of Sister Shichak project whereby community relationship is proposed to be established between the Tibetan settlements in India, Nepal and Bhutan and the Tibetan communities in western countries to benefit both the communities. The Tibetan community in Belgium welcomed the proposal with much enthusiasm and proposed to work on it in due course of time.
Before her departure to Amsterdam, Kalon Gyari Dolma made a courtesy call on Mr Dinkar Khullar, the Indian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union. Kalon Gyari Dolma accompanied by the Representative Ngodup Dorjee will visit Amsterdam and Paris before heading back to India on 14 August.
1. Office of Tibet Brussels
2. photo’s © Han Vandenabeele