DHARAMSHALA: Department of Education, CTA concluded its year-and-threemonth-long training for pre-primary teachers of Tibetan schools at the Tibetan Transit School Friday, 19 January.
The chief guest of the closing ceremony was Education Kalon, Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, also the Kalon for Department of Religion and Culture, CTA. Other guests include Secretary of Education Department, Karma Singhe, Head of Traditional and Modern Education desk, Tenzin Dorjee, Education officer, Ngodup Tenpa, Principal of the Tibetan Transit School and Teaching members, Lobsang Thinley and Jampa Palmo, Upper TCV School.
Education officer, Ngodup Tenpa presented a detailed report on the yearlong training for the Primary teachers. As per the report, this year training saw the participation of 11 bright college graduates with highly qualified degrees. The year and three months training module includes training session on Tibetan handwriting, Mathematics, English, basic computer applications, physical and emotional hygiene, Basic Education Policy and the participants also received a 10-day training from the International Montessori organisation.
In his address, Education Kalon congratulated the all-women batch of participants and remarked that their participation serves to further the voice for women empowerment in Tibetan community.
He emphasised the role of teacher in enhancing both modern and inner education of the students. “You have the responsibility to not only educate your students with modern ideas and study, but also educate them the values of their culture, identity and language.”
Chief guest, Education Kalon, Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok presented the certificates to the in-training teachers and also felicitated the resource persons from Upper TCV.
On the sidelines of the closing ceremony, the pre-primary teachers showcased an exhibition of Tibetan alphabetic calligraphy, simple Arithematic learning tools and educational nursery rhymes.