PRETORIA: Representative Nangsa Chodon of the Office of Tibet, South Africa, visited three different educational institutions in Johannesburg to interact with students, raising awareness on the issue of Tibet among the South African youth.
Representative Nangsa Chodon accompanied by Ms. Tenzin Kunsang visited the Wits University in Johannesburg at the invitation of Prof. Garth Sheldon, head of the school’s department of international relations. The Representative gave a talk on Tibet to a group of post graduate students and staff of the department at the University.
She also talked about the evolution of Tibetan democracy, the functioning of the Central Tibetan Administration and the three main commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in his last visit to South Africa, had also visited this University campus, addressing the students in the main auditorium. The University of the Withwatersrand (WITS UNIVERSITY) in Johannesburg is one of the premiere educational institutions in the country with over 30,000 students.
Representative Nangsa Chodon also visited EdenvaleHigh School and King David High School accompanied by Mr. Klasie Wessels, a Tibet supporter who regularly takes students from various high schools in South Africa to interact with the Tibetan community in Dharamshala. The trip to Dharamshala been running in collaboration with the Office of Tibet as a student exchange program.
During the interaction, the Representative spoke to the students about the Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetan community in exile and the spiritual leadership.
Booklets on Tibet and the Middle Way Approach were distributed to the students and staff at all the three educational institutions.
Representative Nangsa Chodon was interviewed by Power FM radio station on 7 October regarding the significance of the Archbishop’s friendship with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. the interview coincided with the birthday of the Archbishop
The Representative also relayed the messages sent out by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s office to the Archbishop when he was hospitalized recently.
– Report filed by OOT South Africa –