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EDD Concludes Awareness Talk Series on Tibet's Environment

September 11, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
September 10, 2010

Dharmshala -- The talk series conducted by the
Environment and Development Desk (EDD) of the
Department of Information and International
Relations to educate Tibetan students about the
crucial environmental issues of Tibet concluded on 6 September.

On 4 and 5 September, the environmental
researchers spoke at three Tibetan schools at
Bylakupee in South India's Karnataka State -- CST
school in Lugsum Samdupling settlement (320
students from class VI – VIII); CST CVP at Dickyi
Larsoe (280 students from class I – X) and SOS
TCV School (350 students from Class IX – XI).

The researchers also included a session at Sera
Jey Secondary School in their itinerary on 5
September. Four hundred students from Class V --
IX from this CBSE-affiliated school administered
by Sera Jey Monastery took part in the talk
series on Tibet's environmental issues.

Environmental researcher Dhondup Dolma spoke on
the significance of the Tibetan plateau and the
impacts of detrimental development activities in
Tibet. She also spoke on the impacts of climate
change and the subsequent repercussions on the
neighbouring Asian countries, which depend on
Tibetan rivers for survival. Mr Jigme Norbu
touched on the crucial issues of Tibetan rivers,
wildlife and endangered species of Tibet.

The concluding session of the environmental
awareness programme was held at CST Gurupura at
Hunsur Rabgyaling on 6 September. A total of 266
students participated in the discussion in two
groups. The first group comprised of students
from class I to V with 130 students and the
second group with 136 students from class VI to X.

We have requested the students to convey the
message to their parents and relatives not to
indulge in the smuggling of animal skins and sandalwood, the researchers said.

The Environment and Development Desk thanked all
the settlement officers and staff, school
administrators for their cooperation for making the talk series successful.
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