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Leadership Workshop for Tibetan Youths - 2016

The Department of Education Guidance & Counseling section organized Leadership Workshop for Tibetan Youths from May 26 - 31, 2016 at Tibetan Reception Center, Dharamsala. It was attended by 52 College students (30 males and 22 females) from 12 major cities in India and Nepal. The chief Guest, Dr Nawang Rabgyal (Education Secretary) inaugurated the leadership workshop for Tibetan youth and he spoke on the importance of essential qualities required to be a good leader. He urged the college students to utilize the six days workshop meaningfully by actively participating in the workshop, interacting with participants and with resource persons.

The first three days of the workshop was facilitated by Resource persons - Mr. Ramesh Partani Chairman, Ms. Margarita - Director-Education and Ms. S.Mahalakshmi - Director- Training from Ru Education Pvt Ltd. Hyderabad. The topics of the first 3 days were Multiple Intelligence, Communication skills, Effective communication model, Public speaking, Team work, Interpersonal skills, Goal setting, Mental toughness, Creativity, Innovation, Appreciation and Constructive criticism. The facilitators employed various methods such as lecture, presentation, group work, role play, simulation, energizers & games etc. The workshop began with doing yoga exercises and meditation from 6:00 am to 8:00 am which was the high light of the workshop.

But the latter half of the six days' workshop was on educating about CTA's Policies and the functioning of three organs of CTA viz Executive, Legislature and Judiciary as well as toured the various Departments of the CTA. The speakers at the workshop were honorable Sikyong, Dr. Lobsang Sangye (Current Political Status); honorable Speaker, Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Mr. Penpa Tsering (Evolution of Tibetan Democracy); Ven. Yangten Rinpoche, Gaden Phodrang (Dhoegyal); Ven. Geshe Lhador, Director, LTWA (Tibetan Identity & Importance of Tibetan Language); Mr. Pema Jungney, Chithue, (Tibetan Charter & Parliamentary Procedure) ; Mr. Sonam Shasur, Chairman, TPSC (Induction to Tibetan Civil Services); Mr. Sonam Dagpo, Secretary DIIR (Middle Way Approach); Mr. Tenzin Lhekshey, Bureau of HH the Dalai Lama (Lobbying & Advocacy); DOE Scholarship (Ms. Chemi Tseyang); Yoga Trainer (Mr. Dawa, STSS Office); Presentation on Lamton Website (Donkar Wangmo).

The event concluded on May 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm presided by Mr. Topgyal Tsering, Administrative Secretary, Department of Education with distribution of certificates to the participants. 

This was funded by DFATD, CANADA