Canberra: Tibet Information Office today released a book titled, Growing the Tibetan Identity in Australia – Thank You Australia, to acknowledge and express gratitude to the government and people of Australia for their generous help towards Tibetan people.
The book aims to cover all the major events related to Tibet in Australia and New Zealand that has happened in the past 60 years, starting from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visits to Australia and the formation of the Australian All-party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, to Panchen Rinpoche’s historic visit to Australia in 1986.
Representative Lhakpa Tshoko and Executive Secretary Lhawang Gyalpo met with parliamentarians from various political parties to personally present the book and brief them about it. He also presented a copy of the United States’ Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA) 2020 to the parliamentarians. Representative Lhakpa Tshoko and Executive Secretary Lhawang Gyalpo are accompanied by Jigmey Passang, one of the editors of the book.
“Australia has a long history of supporting Tibetan people starting from the early 1960s. Australia is not only home to several thousand Tibetans but is also home to dozens of Tibet Support Groups, including Australia Tibet Council as well as the Tibetan Buddhist and culture centres,” said Representative Lhakpa Tshoko during one of the meetings with the parliamentarian.
“This is in a way to say thank you to all those individuals”, he added.
The book was published as part of Thank You Australia campaign launched by the Tibet Information Office under the direction of the Central Tibetan Administration in 2018. It was edited by Dr Anna Alomes and Jigmey Passang.
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Representative Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko presenting the book to senior MP of Liberal Party of Australia, Hon Kevin Andrews accompanied by Mr. Lhawang Gyalpo, Executive Secretary of TIO and Mr. Jigmey Passang, Editor of the book.
Representative Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko presentive the book to Greens Federal Parliamentary Leader Hon Adam Bandt and Greens Deputy Leader Senator Janet Rice. Mr. Tshoko is accompanied by TIO Executive Secretary Mr. Lhawang Gyalpo and Book’s Editor Mr. Jigmey Passang.