January 11, 2013

Former Human Resource Development minister Shri Kapil Sibal with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay at the 50 year anniversary of CTSA schools in New Delhi last year.


Press Release

The Department of Education (DoE) of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Dharamsala, welcomes the announcement made by Shri P. Chidambaram on the Government of India’s approval of the proposal requesting the transfer of schools under the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA) to the DoE.

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This major decision is representative of the trust and the confidence that the Government of India has, in the CTA’s capability to provide quality education to the Tibetan children in exile.

“I am grateful to my friend Shri Apurva Chandra, the Chairman of CTSA for wholeheartedly supporting the transfer proposal right from the beginning.  I also take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Human Resource Development, people of India and particularly the staff in the CTSA schools who have worked tirelessly for the education of the Tibetan children”, expressed Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay

We pledge to make every effort to realize the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the late Prime Minister, Pandit Nehru to nurture a generation of Tibetan youth having sound modern as well as traditional education.

In accordance with the 14th Kashag’s policy of putting Education as the top priority amongst all the domestic affairs, we earnestly requests all the stakeholders in the field of education viz., the school heads, teachers, students, parents and the community to shoulder equal responsibility in raising the standard of education in Tibetan schools. 

Department of Education
Central Tibetan Administration
Gangchen Kyishong
Dharamsala (HP)

Date: Jan 11, 2013             

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