Dharamshala: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and Education Kalon Dr Pema Yangchen had a live interaction with class 10 students and discussed future academic prospects.
The interaction was moderated by Tenzin Dorjee, Head of Academic Section of the Education dept. This is the 5th in a series of programmes initiated by the department. Concurrently, the department has virtual classes which have been created to provide students learning as schools remain closed in the pandemic induced lockdown since the past two months. The department has held a series of virtual interactions with graduating class 12 students and the new batch, virtual interaction for high schoolers with the chief-counsellor and separately, a parents interaction with the chief counsellor presided by Education Kalon.
Today’s live interaction was participated by 47 students representatives from 27 schools who will be appearing for the CBSE board exams next year.
Sikyong began by congratulating the students who had won the prestigious Sikyong scholarship whose efforts bore fruit through their individual hard work, teacher’s guidance, parents’ support and most importantly, with the blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Keeping in mind the success of the initiative for class 12 students, he spoke about extending the Sikyong scholarship to class 10 students as well.
To those dissatisfied with their results, Sikyong advised them to not be discouraged and prepare better for other opportunities that are on the horizon.
‘Your own interests and passion should be the deciding factor ultimately no matter what people say and your interests will be determined from your affinity for specific subjects of study, be it the arts, literature, commerce, journalism,’ he further explained. ‘Studies that are relatively new such as climate and mental health are increasingly gaining significance in this tumultuous global climate.’
Sikyong also guided on how to prepare for competitive exams to study abroad.
Education Kalon Dr Pema Yangchen emphasised the importance of short term and longterm goals and to always reflect on how one’s education might help strengthen the community.
She also stressed on preserving and promoting Tibetan language, saying that the responsibility rests upon each individual to uphold the unique cultural identity and the Tibet movement alive.
While congratulating all the class 10 students for the stellar performance in this year’s CBSE, she encouraged the students to develop the attitude of gratitude with the realisation of the hard work and contribution of the CTA, heads and teachers of respective schools, the Education department, parents, guardians and most importantly, His Holiness the Dalai Lama whose farsighted vision and leadership has made today’s success a reality.
After Sikyong’s and Kalon’s addresses followed an enriching Q&A session in which the participants discussed a wide-ranging issues related to further studies, effective learning and many others. Watch the full interaction on Tibet TV.