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Orientation Course for the 2008 batch Tibetan Scholarship Programme

June 27, 2008
June 25, 2008

Dharamshala -- The Department of Education of the Central Tibetan
Administration (CTA) is giving an orientation course for the 2008
batch students of the Tibetan Scholarship Programme (TSP) at the
Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall of the Department of Information and
International Relations (DIIR).

Every year the department provides Fulbright Scholarship for higher
studies to deserving graduate students to study in US and the
selected persons are given orientation course before leaving.

The orientation course, which began today, was opened with a speech
by Ven Yuthok Karma Gelek, secretary of Education Department, on the
Tibetan scholarship programme.

Following which the Information secretary, Mr. Thubten Samphel
briefed them on present condition of Tibet in the international scenario.

They also heard about the Middle-Way-Approach from International
Relations Secretary, Mr.Dagpo Sonam Norbu,

Mr. Jampa Monlam of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
briefed them on the human rights situation in Tibet and Ms. Chokey,
environment and development desk of DIIR, briefed them on the present
environment conditions in Tibet.

Geshe Lhakdor, Director of the library of tibetan works and archives
will tomorrow brief them on the fundamentals of the Buddhism.

They will be introduced to the Tibetan Fulbright Alumni Associataion
(TFFA) in the afternoon. The two-day orientation course will conclude
with a discussion with Mrs. Tashi Dolma, joint secretary of the
Education Department.

The New York-based Tibet Fund will host a dinner to the 2008 batch
students of the Tibetan Scholarship Programme (TSP) tomorrow.
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
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