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Historic Tibetan New Year Celebration at the US State Department

The first time ever celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year at the U.S. State Department, was attended by almost a hundred dignitaries, officials, and staff from various government and private organizations based in Washington, DC. The Tibetan community was represented by former Envoy Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, Ex-Kalon Tripa Tethong Tenzin Namgyal, and local community leaders.

State Department Under Secretary and Special Coordinator of Tibetan Affairs, Sarah Sewall said in her opening remarks that the first time ever celebration of Tibetan New Year at the State Department was long over-due and hoped it becomes an annual event now on.