The four member Australian Parliamentary Delegation led by Senator Derryn Hinch and Deputy Leader Kevin Andrews MP visited TCV on 21 November 2017. They were accompanied by Senator Ms. Kimberley Kitching, Labour Party of Australia and Ms. Meryl Jane Swanson, MP (Labour Party of Australia).
Mr. Phuntsok Namgyal la, a member of TCV Head Office management extended a warm welcome and gave a brief account of Tibetan Children's Village. It was followed by a guided tour of the TCV Dharamsala Campus.
Messages left by the Australian Parliamentarians: (Photo: left to right) Dated: 21 Nov 2017
Hon. Kevin Andrew, MP (Former Defence Minister, Liberal Party) - "What a wonderful achievement! May your work continues for decades to come."
Mr. Lobsang Tenzin, Sponsorship Coordinator
Senator Mr. Derryn Hinch, Justice Party of Australia - "From a bitter, violent seed has grown a miracle oak tree of Tibetan wisdom."
Ms. Meryl Jane Swanson, MP (Labour Party of Australia) - "Education is the Key. What an achievement for the continuation of your culture. Blessings for the future."
Senator Ms. Kimberley Kitching, Labour Party of Australia- "It is such a privilege to witness such hope and optimism. This is one of the happiest places I have ever seen. Thank you."
Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Australia