Washington: The Office of Tibet received the arrival of Department of Health’s Secretary Palden Dhondup and the Tibetan National Sports Association (TNSA) Executive Director Tenzin Rinchen Lama in Washington DC on Thursday, 6 October. The delegation from CTA’s Health Department is visiting New York and Washington DC as part of TNSA’s fund-raising and awareness programs. TNSA is the apex national sports body of the Central Tibetan Administration, set up in May 2002, entrusted with the objective of promoting sports and achieving sporting excellence for Tibetans around the world. TNSA Coordinator in North America Karma T. Ngodup also joined the visit in Washington DC. He has recently organised CONIFA World’s Women’s Soccer Cup 2022 and several sporting events in New York providing opportunities for Tibetan youngsters to participate with other international organizations and communities.
Secretary Palden and TNSA’s Executive Director participated in the Leg-mol and Kun-len programs of Radio Free Asia and Voice of America(VoA) to spread awareness about TNSA in the Tibetan exile community. A welcome dinner for them was hosted by the Capital Area Tibetan Associations(CATA) in Fairfax, Virginia to help raise funds for TNSA. Secretary Palden spoke in length about the CTA’s Department of Health works and achievements, and the current health issues prevalent in the Tibetan communities in India, Nepal and Bhutan. On Friday, the Secretary visited the International Campaign for Tibet(ICT) office and attended a luncheon hosted for them. Secretary left New York on Friday, 7 October.