Washington DC: Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk of Department of Health, CTA visited the Office of Tibet, Washington DC, International Campaign for Tibet, Radio Free Asia and Voice of America offices based in Washington DC on 27 August. Kalon also visited Drikung Dharma Center and Ragya Mahayana Buddhist cultural center.
Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk made his first visit of the day to the Office of Tibet, Washington DC. He was warmly welcomed by the staff of OOT who briefed him about the functioning of the Office of Tibet.
Thereafter he visited the International Campaign for Tibet’s office. Director of Outreach program Tencho Gyatso received him and introduced the staff. Few staff members inquired Kalon about projects and works of the Department of Health, to which Kalon responded with clarifications and further explanation.
Kalon later visited the office of Radio Free Asia where he was welcomed by Palden Gyal and staff of the office. Kalon also gave an interview with RFA.
He also gave an interview with the Voice of America. The director of the office, Kasur Tenzin Namgyal Tethong and members hosted Kalon at their office.
In the afternoon, Kalon visited Drikung dharma center. He then visited Ragya Mahayana Buddhist cultural center and met with Shingsa Rinpoche.
Kalon spoke about various projects under the Department of Health including the Tibetan Medicare system and prevention and care projects during his visit to the offices and institutes.