Dharamshala: Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, Department of Religion and Culture, CTA inaugurated the ‘Intensive Teaching Workshop for Teachers and Senior Artistes of TIPA’ at Dharamshala this Monday.
Over 17 members of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts are taking part in the workshop.
Also present at the inaugural ceremony were Wangdue Tsering, Director, TIPA, Tsering Samdup, Head of Education Council, Department of Education and TIPA Secretary.
“I congratulate all the teachers taking part in this three-day workshop. We are confident that the workshop will further enrich your professional expertise and knowledge on the subject,” Religion and Culture Kalon said, in his inaugural remarks.
He said the richness and beauty of Tibetan art could only be fully comprehended if one seeks the historical, social and cultural value that it has served for the people of Tibet.
Kalon also raised an important concern with regard to engaging the interest of youth and common people in the Tibetan performing art and employment of creative communication tools.
Director Wangdue Tsering spoke of the aims and objectives of the workshop, which includes preserving Tibet’s distinct heritage of dance, theater, and music, countering China’s systematic destruction of Tibetan culture and religion inside Tibet and to deliberate on TIPA’s new curriculum.
This is the first intensive workshop organised for the teachers of TIPA.
The workshop is being funded by USAID.