CTA’s maiden conference of Young Indian Scholars on Tibetan Studies underway
DHARAMSALA, Jan 23: The Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) inaugural conference of Young Indian Scholars on Tibetan Studies being held at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies (CHTS), Dharamshala entered the second day today.
The Education Kalon(Minister) of the CTA Dr Pema Yangchen inaugurated the three-day conference yesterday. The inaugural session was attended by Dr Kuldip Chand Agnihotri, Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh as the special guest along with the Director of Tibet Policy of Institute Tsering Yangkyi, Deputy Director of Tibet Policy Tenzin Lekshay and the Director of IBD and Sarah College Geshe Samten Gyatso.
The Education Kalon in her address spoke about the significance of education in bringing forward transformation, progress, and innovation in the society and urged those who were fortunate to receive education to contribute to one’s society.
The three-day conference being held over Jan 22- 24is organised by the Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), a research centre of the CTA. It is being attended by 22 young Indian scholars including 5 Assistant Professors and 13 PhD scholars from 13 different universities and educational institutions across India. TPI will now hold the conference annually.
Dr Kuldip Chand Agnihotri, the special guest of the conference highlighted the significance of the Tibetan issue by speaking about India’s border dispute with China in his address.
He further spoke about the need for research studies on the progression, prospects and dynamics of the Tibetan freedom movement by calling it a delicate matter that needs to be researched.
Themed ‘Guru-Chela Relationship: Bonds between India and Tibet, the scholars will discuss on seven interesting and interactive themes ranging from a bond between India and Tibet to Tibet in diaspora imagination.