Youth Today Waylays Future Leadership Challenges
Monday, 3 October 2005, 9:16,
Dharamshala: Future leadership and responsibilities of the youth is the order of the day as the 60-odd students of 15 universities from across India gathered here for a workshop beginning yesterday.
|Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok delivering a welcome note|
The week-long workshop on youth leadership is a joint initiative of the Education Department of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and the Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre (TPPRC).
TPPRC is a Delhi-based NGO, which aims to assist the Assembly of the Tibetan People’s Deputies (ATPD) on policy matters, undertake research and political awareness programmes.
|Chairman of the Assembly speaking on the evolution of Tibetan democracy|
A list of the impressive array of dignitaries expected to speak in this workshop would pass for a veritable who’s who of the CTA.
Speakers on topics varying from evolution of the Tibetan democracy and CTA’s policies to autonomy and the current state of dialogue with Beijing, include Chair and Vice Chair of the Assembly, Kalon Tripa and the three Kalons, members of the Assembly, secretaries of the Departments, heads of the NGOs, et al.
Apart from talks and a guided tour of the CTA and various institutions, the workshop participants will also witness panel discussions on three burning issues: independence or the Middle-Way Approach, requirements and responsibilities of the elected members and the role of media in Tibetan democracy.
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