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Local TSC Organizes Inter-School Painting, Essay & Debate Contest

October 20, 2008

Tephun Tenzin Shastri
October 18, 2008

Bylakuppe -- 13th October - The Bylakuppe local Chapter of Tibetan
Solidarity Committee organized an Inter-Tibetan School Contests in
Painting, Tibetan Essay Writing and Debate. The Painting and Essay
Contests were held in mid September. The Debate was held at a special
function held on 13th October in Dekyi Larso Community Hall in
presence of the Principals of all the participating Schools,
Settlement representatives, senior students of the Schools, members
of the Solidarity Committee and the penal of judges. Later the result
of all the contests was announced and the Chief Guest gives away
prizes to the winners.

Mr. Tashi Wangdu, Representative of Tibetan Lugsam Settlement, in his
opening speech, outlined the aims and objective of organizing these
Inter-School Contests to create awareness among the school children
about the critical and worsening situation inside Tibet following
March 10 anti-communist Chinese government protests in Lhasa that
swiftly spread to all parts of Tibet despite China's violent and
brutal crackdown.

The participating schools are Central School for Tibetan (Main),
Tibetan S.O.S.Tibetan Children's Village, Central School for Tibetans
(CVP) and Sera Je Secondary School - all from Bylakuppe. The students
put up a heated debate on the on topics: 'The Current Crisis in
Tibet' and 'Importance of Tibetan Government in Exile' The young
orators enthralled the distinguished guests and the audience with
their flawless and forceful presentation, sound argument and counter
argument. Their remarkable grip over the subject and confidence level
greatly impressed the audience and the judges alike and deeply
inspired the fellow students. Mr. Norpa Tsering Norbu, Local Tibetan
Justice Commission, who was the Chief Guest of the event, gave away to prizes.
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