DHARAMSHALA: A two-month long training for new recruits of the Tibetan civil services has begun today at the Tibetan Reception Centre near here. Forty selected candidates are taking part in the training organised by the Public Service Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration.
Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the political leader of the Tibetan people, addressed the new recruits on the inaugural session of the training. A minute’s silence was held before the session began to mourn those who have lost their lives in the recent earthquake in Nepal, Tibet and other parts of the world.
Speaking to the new recruits, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay spoke about enthusiasm and determination to work for the Tibetan cause. He also highlighted the contribution of the elder generation of the Tibetan people for the success that the Central Tibetan Administration has achieved in the last five decades.
Sikyong also recounted conversations that he had with diplomats and visiting international dignitaries to Dharamshala, all of who claim that the Tibetan diaspora is one of the most successful among refugee communities in the world.
“The success of the administration that we have today is the legacy of the hard work and dedication of the elder generation,” Sikyong told the recruits, urging them to retain this reputation through wholehearted efforts and willingness to work.
Sikyong Dr. Sangay also shed some light on many of the misconceptions that general public might have about the Central Tibetan Administration and its workings. He asserted that the Central Tibetan Administration is efficient, effective and completely devoid of nepotism and other such malpractices.
The Chairman and Secretary of the Public Service Commission, Mr. Sonam Choephel Shosur, and Mr. Migyur Dorjee, respectively spoke about the aims and objectives of such trainings and the results it has achieved from similar trainings held earlier.
The two-month training will cover Tibetan history, Tibetan grammar, English language, accountancy, basic computer applications, and guidelines for Tibetan civil servants.
Mr. Jhetrung Tenzin, a retired teacher with over 30 years of experience in the field, will take over the Tibetan language and grammar classes.
Others at the inaugural session include Mr. Sonam Tenzin, Additional Secretary from Kashag Secretariat and Mr. Norbu Tashi, Director of Tibetan Reception Centre.