DHARAMSALA, Dec 19: Tibetan Muslim students from Kalnat Pura, a Tibetan Public School in Srinagar are on a visit to Dharamsala, the exile headquarters of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA).
The maiden visit by a group of 14 Tibetan Muslim students from Srinagar, the largest city and the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir materialised after Kalsang Jigme, a winner of CTA film grant’s visit to the area last year.
The Tibetan students are on an eight-day educational tour from Dec. 17 – 24.
Jigme conceived the idea while shooting the documentary “LHASA KHACHE: A Forgotten Community” in Srinagar and the educational tour is being funded by the Dalai Lama Charitable Trust. While shooting the documentary, Jigme says he learned a lot about the Tibetan Muslim community and the central idea of this educational tour he says is to bridge links with the Tibetan Muslim community and other Tibetan exiles.
“The students will be visiting different institutions, NGOs and schools in Dharamsala for four days and following which will visit different historical sites and museums in Delhi for three days,” he said.
They visited CTAand the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives today and Upper TCV school and Tibetan Career Centre yesterday accompanied by Masood Butt, a former CTA official, and three teachers.