Dharamshala: As Tibetan schools in India celebrate Children’s Day today to honour the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on 14 November, Kalon (Minister) Tharlam Dolma Changra of the Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration, sent a greeting message for the day.
The Education Kalon, who has served over 37 years in various Tibetan schools, recalled His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s monumental contribution in establishing this robust and unparalleled exile Tibetan community that offers education opportunities to many children. Hence, she implored everyone to “always remember His Holiness’ benevolent kindness” in her message.
The Kalon also pleaded with diaspora Tibetan children to uphold the unique Tibetan language and cultures that are undergoing systematic annihilation inside Tibet due to the sinicization policy of People’s Republic of China. She wrote, “Many Tibetan children between the ages of 6 to 18 in Tibet are forced to enrol in state-run colonial-style boarding schools where they are deprived of learning and practicing Tibetan language, customs, and religion. In response to the Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to exterminate Tibetan identity, diaspora Tibetan community must maintain, preserve and promote these elements of Tibetan entity.”
Particularly, the former teacher and principal Kalon Tharlam Dolma Changra stressed the utmost importance of good health for academic success in her Children’s Day message while also emphasising students to be studious.
Read the detailed Children’s Day message in Tibetan from Education Kalon below.