CTSA Teachers Receive Award from the President
Dharamsala 6 September: Two teachers of the Central Tibetan Schools Administration, Ms. Thalam Dolma Changra and Mr. R.K Bharti, received the National Award for Teachers from President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The award was given at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi yesterday on Teachers’ Day. Presiding over the function was Shri Arjun Singh, honourable minister for human resource development, government of India.
Ven. Karma Gelek Yuthok, the secretary of the Central Tibetan Administration’s department of education, represented his department at the award function. Also present was Mr. Tashi Wangdi, representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, and Mr. M.S Verma, CTSA secretary.
Unlike other school administrations such as the Kendriya Vidhyalaya, the CTSA teachers earlier did not receive this award. It was only last year that the CTSA began to be included among the other recipients of the award. Two teachers under the CTSA will receive this award every year. This is the first time that a Tibetan teacher receives a national award.
In a message sent to the teachers, Kalon Thupten Lungrik, minister for education of the Central Tibetan Administration, and Ven. Karma Gelek Yuthok congratulated the two teachers.
Ms. Thalam Dolma is a former member of the Assembly of the Tibetan People’s Deputies. She is presently the principal of Central School for Tibetans, Mundgod in southern India. Mr. R.K Bharti is a Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) at the Central School for Tibetans, Mainpat.