A Man's Mission for Tibet - An interview with Phuntsog Wangyal

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Phuntsog Wangyal la dedicates his life for Tibet and the Tibetan people. His life contribution for the preservation of the Tibetan culture and welfare of the Tibetan people is immense. His life story can’t be completely covered over a few hours of interview but we will focus on some of the key subjects of his work during this interview. Recently SOAS has awarded Honorary Fellowship to him for his contribution in social services. 1. Tibetan community in the UK 2. Selected by HH the Dalai Lama to go to Tibet on a fact-finding mission in 1980. 3. Appointed as H.H the Dalai Lama’s representative in UK and established the Office of Tibet in 1981 4. Founded Tibet Foundation in 1985 5. ‘Aid to Tibet’ Project in Tibet 6. ‘Buddhism’ in Mongolia in 1992 7. Recipient of “Friendship Medal” of Mongolia 8. ‘Art and Culture’ programme – Tibet, India, Nepal, Mongolia 9. “Tibetan Peace Garden” in Central London, UK 10. “Honorary Fellowship” Award by SOAS, University of London, UK