RARE EVENT: Tibetan Foreign Minister Kalon Dicki Chhoyang will attend a fundraising dinner at the Crystal Castle for the Tibetan Children’s Village tonight.
RARE EVENT: Tibetan Foreign Minister Kalon Dicki Chhoyang will attend a fundraising dinner at the Crystal Castle for the Tibetan Children’s Village tonight. Christof Spitz

Tibetan Foreign Minister coming to town

THE Tibetan Foreign Minister made her first visit to Australia this week thanks to Mullumbimby's Crystal Castle.

Kalon Dicki Chhoyang will be attending the Festival of Tibet in Brisbane this week after receiving sponsorship from the Crystal Castle's ongoing fundraising.

In addition to speaking at the festival, she will attend a fundraising dinner at the Crystal Castle for the Tibetan Children's Village tonight, which the public are invited to attend.

The dinner is an opportunity for the Crystal Castle to raise money for the Tibetan Children's Village which is an integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile. It will also see the Foreign Minister discuss issues surrounding Tibet and its government in exile.

Ms Chhoyang will speak about the quest for a resolution to the ongoing occupation of Tibet and the changing role of women in Tibetan society.

Managing Dreamer of Crystal Castle Naren King said there would also be a question and answer session after dessert.

"A lot of people in Australia have a desire to support Tibetan cause and the Tibetan society around the world, so the dinner is a great opportunity to be up to date with what's happening and to find out how to be involved," Mr King said.

"The Foreign Minister will be talking about the role of women in modern Tibetan society and Dicki Chhoyang as a woman has risen in Tibetan political arena, which is quite unique."

Australian representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Mr Sonam Dagpo will also be attending the dinner. Dicki Chhoyang was born in India and grew up in Montreal, Canada.

Over the past two decades, she has travelled and worked throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

 

At a glance

The dinner and conversation will be held 6-9.30pm tonight.

Tickets are $60 and can be bought at shop.crystalcastle.com.au/events/.



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