Dolanji: With a turn over of 8 Tibetan schools under the auspices of Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society, we have high hopes for academic excellence and advancement in Tibetan Education, CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay at Dolanji, 7 September.
President Dr Sangay addressed students and members of Sambhota Tibetan School, Dolanji at a reception organised by the school. Sambhota Dolanji is one of the schools transferred from CTSA to Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society.
Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Members of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile representing the Bon tradition, Geshe Monlam Tharchin, Tsewang Tashi Bhara, Secretary of Department of Religion and Culture, Local Settlement Officer, Chairman of Local Tibetan Assembly and representatives of the local community and monasteries also attended the event.
“With the blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for over thirty years, successive Kashags of the Central Tibetan Administration have urged the Indian government to transfer the administration of the Tibetan schools under CTSA to Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society (STSS) which is administered by the education department.
“In the process, the Department of Education has had over 80 series of meetings with the Education Ministry, Government of India,” he said, “The transfer of the Tibetan schools under Sambhota remains a top priority of the Education Department.”
Dr Sangay said the efforts bore fruit in 2013 when the Indian government consented to the Tibetan requests and decided to transfer the administration of the CTSA schools.
He also acknowledged the service of Indian teachers and staff who have contributed significantly to Tibetan education.
President Dr Sangay spoke about the emphasis placed on education by 14th and 15th Kashag.
He presented five essential factors for a smooth and successful functioning of a school, which are -Administration and guidance by the CTA, the role of school administrators and staff, Teachers, students and parents.
“The Central Tibetan Administration has complete responsibilities towards the welfare of Tibetan schools, advancing the education of students and improving infrastructure to facilitate progress. School principal and staff have the responsibility to ensure rules of order and decorum of the school.
“Teachers have the most important role. They have the responsibility to sow the seeds of interest and curiosity in the students. And students, besides attending the class regularly, must strive to work hard and instil the practice of regular self-study.
“Parents should work towards strengthening their relationship with their children based solely on love and compassion so that they create a happy and healthy environment for the children to learn and grow.”
He said that students who achieve laurels are diligent in their studies and interact with their teachers and parents.