Acting Director of CTSA Appointed
Monday, 24 July 2006, 12:46 p.m.
|Dr. Rakesh Sharma|
Dharamshala: Following the sudden demise of the Dr M.S. Verma due to cardiac arrest, while visiting Mussoorie on 8 July, Dr Rakesh Sharma has been appointed the acting director of the Central Tibetan Schools AdministrationÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Âan autonomous organisation under the Indian government, which directly manages 28 of the total 81 Tibetan schools, with some 9,500 children of the total 28,300, as of March 2005.
Until the appointment of a new director, Dr Rakesh Sharma will serve as the acting director of CTSA, in addition to his present obligations as the joint commissioner of the Jawahar Navodhya Vidyalaya Sanghathan, an autonomous body, like CTSA, under the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development.
“Dr Sharma has had quite an experience of past acquaintance with the Tibetan administration,” said Education Officer Tsering Phuntsok, adding that “he will soon call upon various dignitaries of our administration here.”
“Many in our administration already know him quite well, as until 2001, he was deputed here as the district forest officer of Kangra, by the state government.” During the seven years of his tenure here, he passed many landmark projects, including cleaning up of the Dal Lake near the (upper) Tibetan Children’s Village School, construction of the large sanitation complex near the Tsug-la Khang, the main temple, and others.
(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration.)