DHARAMSHALA: Sikyong and Education Kalon Dr Lobsang Sangay inaugurated a research book on Traditional Tibetan Studies, prepared by a PhD. candidate of the Education department’s specialisation scheme, Mr Akhor Soepa, at Lhakpa Tsering, Gangchen Kyishong today.
The other guests at the ceremony were Education Secretary Dr Ngawang Rabgyal, Director of the Education Council Mr Tsering Samdup, Principal of Sherab Gatsel Lobling Ms Tsering Youdon, Vice Principal of Sarah College for Higher Tibetan Studies Mr Passang Tsering, Co-Director of Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute Ven Lobsang Dechen and teachers from various Tibetan schools.
Sikyong and Education Kalon Dr Lobsang Sangay conveyed laudatory remarks on the research work prepared by Mr Akhor, and also lauded the support and assistance facilitated by Education council of the department. “His Holiness the Dalai Lama has strongly stressed the need for young Tibetan scholars with specialisation in modern and traditional education and the education department has since initiated scholarship schemes for research and specialisation to young Tibetan students. Therefore, it is a proud moment for the education department to inaugurate the first research book prepared by a non-formal candidate of the specialisation scheme, approved and published by the Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration.”
Sikyong also commented that the research book with a traditional Tibetan content fulfills modern standard of a recognised book and recommended it as an insightful guide for the educators of Tibetan schools in exile.
Director of the Education Council Mr Tsering Samdup in his remarks, said that the 14th Kashag has outlined education as one of its top priorities and provided scholarships for specialisation and research to 44 non-formal research candidates since 2004.
The writer of the research book Mr Akhor Soepa, currently residing in New York, thanked the Department of Education for providing the opportunity and support to pursue the research and encouraged all Tibetan students to pursue the feat of specialisation in modern as well as traditional education.