Leadership prog. for Tibetan students kick starts in Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Dec. 27 (ANI): Over three hundred Tibetan students from India and Nepal joined a leadership workshop in northern hill town Dharamshala.

The department of education of Tibetan government in-exile had organised the third annual workshop in a local Tibetan Children’s Village School which was inaugurated by Tibetan Prime Minister in-exile, Lobsang Sangay.

During the eight-day long workshop, the students will be taught about leadership, Tibetan exile, administration and qualities of leaders.

Sangay felt it was important to have more and more leaders in the freedom struggle of Tibet.

“We need lots of leaders because this is Tibetan freedom struggle and in any freedom struggle, more leaders the better, not leaders just in political sense but in education, in settlements, in hospitals, whatever they do, we want Tibetan leaders to come and this year we are very excited that we have almost 300 students from 31 schools who are beaming with confidence and curiosity to be leaders of Tibet,” said Sangay.

Students too expressed their excitement for the programme as they want to serve the nation and free it from oppression of the Chinese government.

China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since troops ‘peacefully liberated’ the region in 1950. The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule. (ANI)

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