Dharamshala: The Tibet Corps organised a two-day orientation program for its volunteer on 3 and 4 July 2019.
Tibet Corps is a volunteer program that offers Tibetan professionals, university students, and retirees an opportunity and platform to serve the Tibetan community. Managed by the Social and Resource Development Fund (SARD), Department of Finance, CTA, the program seeks to inspire Tibetans to strengthen the community, its institutions and the Central Tibetan Administration.
The orientation program brought together 20 volunteers serving in various offices of CTA to one forum in order to provide a better understanding about the CTA and also to share and exchange their unique experience, ideas and knowledge.
The highlight of the first-day program was an interaction session with CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay who spoke about the overall structure and process of CTA and also advised the volunteers to have the enthusiasm to learn on a daily basis. The first day also included meeting with Ven. Geshe Lhakdor, Director of Library of Tibetan work and Archives (LTWA) who spoke about the importance of preservation of one’s own language and culture. It was followed by a meeting with Sonam Norbu Dagpo, DIIR Secretary who spoke at length about CTA’s international advocacy, prevailing situations in Tibet and urged the volunteers to be ambassadors of Tibet.
The second-day program included meeting with TPiE Speaker Pema Jungney who enlightened the volunteers on the evolution of Tibetan democracy and uniqueness of our democracy as party less system. The volunteers also had an opportunity to meet with Finance Kalon Karma Yeshi who introduced the various programs of CTA and emphasized the importance of preservation of the Tibetan identity. The volunteers also interacted with the Tibet Policy Institute Deputy Director Tenzin Lhekshay about the work of TPI and Tibetan issues.
-Filed by Tibet Corps