Dharamshala: As a part of its annual outreach program, the New Delhi-based India-Tibet Coordination Workplace (ITCO) organized an academic tour to Dharamshala for Indian media college students from 19-21 October 2022. Twenty-six college students and two Professors from Delhi Faculty of Journalism, accompanied by ITCO Appearing Coordinator, Tashi Dekyi, and Program Officer, Choney Tsering, participated within the programme.
Throughout the three-day program, the group visited the Central Tibetan Administration on the primary day and met with Kalon Norzin Dolma, Division of Info and Worldwide Relations (DIIR), who briefed the group on Tibet and the organizational construction and capabilities of CTA . The group visited the Division of Schooling and met with Kalon Tharlam Dolma, who shared with them the tutorial state of affairs of Tibetans in exile and the essential training coverage of the division.
The media scholar group visited the CTA Tibet Museum, the place museum director Tenzin Topden welcomed and briefed the group concerning the Tibet Museum, adopted by an in depth tour of the museum.
The group met with Sikyong Penpa Tsering within the afternoon, the place he addressed the scholars on the political standing of Tibet, the present scenario inside Tibet, the Tibetan management in exile, and India-Tibet relations. As well as, Sikyong urged the younger associates to study and replace themselves on Tibet, particularly as a media scholar. The speech was adopted by a query and reply session by which everybody actively participated.
Afterwards, the scholars visited Higher Tibetan Kids’s Village (TCV), the place they met with TCV’s Director of Schooling, Ven. Tenzin Tsenlek. She knowledgeable them concerning the historical past of TCV, the present scene and the contribution of the varsity to the Tibetan neighborhood and the Tibetan motion. The group toured the city, the place they witnessed the elevating of youngsters at TCV.
Within the night, the group visited the Tsuglakhang temple advanced and toured the temples the place they provided obeisances. Later, they joined the Tibetan neighborhood to have a good time Lhakar by performing the Tibetan circle dance (gorshey).
On the second day, the group of scholars visited the Division of the House, CTA, the place they have been knowledgeable concerning the Tibetan neighborhood in exile, particularly in India. Later, they visited the Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE), the place they realized concerning the legislature of the Tibetans in exile.
The group was acquired on the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA), the place they have been proven a documentary introducing the library and its works. They toured the library advanced comprising the library museum, the manuscript part, and the guide assortment.
Within the afternoon, the scholars had an interactive session with Tibetan NGOs based mostly in Dharamsala, together with the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), the Tibetan Ladies’s Affiliation (TWA), College students for Free Tibet – India (SFT – India), the Tibet Nationwide Democratic Occasion. (NDPT), the Gu-Chu-Sum Affiliation and plenty of different organizations. The session was facilitated by the Tibetan Settlement Workplace, Dharamshala. Later, the group visited the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), the place its Director Dhondup Tsering welcomed them and knowledgeable them concerning the institute and its works. The media college students had an interactive session with the TIPA college students, with performances from each teams.
The group of scholars acquired an viewers with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on the final day. Later within the night, a brief closing program was held by which ITCO Appearing Coordinator Tashi Dekyi thanked all the scholars and academics for his or her participation and cooperation throughout this system. As a gesture of thanks, all of the members have been provided Khatak (Tibetan sacred white scarf) and expressed their greatest needs for his or her future endeavours, hoping that this system had enlightened them about Tibet.
The scholars and school sincerely thanked the organizers for the chance to be taught many new issues about Tibet, which have been important for media college students to know. The members claimed to contribute to the Tibetan trigger by elevating consciousness of Tibet amongst their associates and the Indian lots at massive.
-Reported by ITCO, New Delhi