May 19, 2012
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi


Tibetan community in Dharamsala attend a meeting on the upcoming agricultural training for Tibetan refugees in Israel, in Dharamsala on 15 May 2012

DHARAMSHALA: Tibetans in Dharamsala are eligible to apply for the 14th agricultural training cum work in Israel being organised by Arava International Centre for Agriculture Training (AICAT) in Israel.

The announcement was jointly made by the Central Tibetan Relief Committee of the Central Tibetan Administration and Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamsala, on 15 May.

This year, 55 young Tibetans will be selected from different parts of the Tibetan Settlements in India on the basis of their knowledge and experiences in farming and other criteria.

Tibetans living in and around Dharamshala, a scattered community, will be given their first ever opportunity with special consideration on experimental basis to be a part of this group of 55 young Tibetans. It was also announced that special seats will be reserved for the people of Dharamshala.

Speaking to the public gathering at the community hall in Dharamsala, Mr Chimey Rigzin, Additional Secretary, Department of Home, said: “Since 1998, Tibetans living in various settlements were benefitted to be a part of this programme, but this is the first time for Tibetans in Dharamsala”.

CTA has decided to give the equal opportunity to those Tibetans living in Dharamsala who meet the set criteria, he said.

Selected candidates will have to undergo 10 month’s programme, during which they will be given a rigorous practical and theoretical training.

Out of 55 seats, only 8 seats are reserved for female candidates.

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