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City of Ottawa declares “Tibetan Community Recognition Day”

May 1, 2017

Project Tibet Society, April 28, 2017 – As the current Tibetan resettlement project in Canada reaches its end, the City of Ottawa is highlighting the successful integration of 97 Tibetans in that city by declaring May 21 as “Tibetan Community Recognition Day”.

The declaration, which is signed by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, gives special thanks to local volunteers, resident Tibetan-Canadians, and the Catholic Centre for Immigrants who worked tirelessly over the past four years to ensure that each new arrival is welcomed and supported in their new home.

“The Tibetan newcomers are hardworking and self-reliant” said Mayor Watson in the declaration. “They form a valuable addition to the life of the city”.

The Tibetan resettlement project was the result of a request from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2007 to the Government of Canada seeking assistance for up to 1000 displaced Tibetans living in vulnerable communities in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

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