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LSR Journalism Students visit to Dharamsala -- March 4-7th, 2010

March 11, 2010

Lobsang Tenzin
India Tibet Coordination Office
March 9, 2010

Twenty three students and two faculty members of
Journalism department of Lady Shri Ram College
for Women (LSR), New Delhi visited Dharamsala, as
a part of its annual program organised by the
New-Delhi based India Tibet Coordination Office
(ITCO) from 04 to 07 March 2010.

On their first day of the educational tour,
students paid visit to the Department of
Information and International Relations (DIIR)
where Mr Thubten Samphel, Information Secretary
briefed them on the historical background of
Tibet, and the democratic set-up of the Central
Tibetan Administration. Students also got the
opportunity to learn brief about the Tibet?s
environment and also Human rights situation inside Tibet.

After quick lunch, students paid visit to Tibetan
Reception Centre, where Mrs. Mingyur made them
aware of the magnitude of the struggle that the
Tibetan people are facing while escaping their
homeland. Upon interacting with Ama Adhe, well
known Tibetan political prisoner who spent 27
years of her life in the Chinese prison, the
trauma of such an extensive ordeal and repression
upon the Tibetan people was truly felt.

On the second day, young journalist got the
opportunity to visit Tibetan Children Village
School (TCV) make them aware of the extensive
effort made by the Tibetan diaspora in providing
modern education to the young Tibetans in exile.
Visit to Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
(TIPA) left the students overwhelmed, as Miss
Migmar, the Project officer gave brief
introduction of the institution and it's
activities and also got the opportunity to learn
about the richness of Tibetan culture and how
well it was preserved in the exile community.

In a closing note to the three-day visit, the
students got the opportunity to interact with the
representatives of the Tibetan Youth Congress,
the Tibetan Women?s Association, Gu-Chu-Sum the
Ex-Political Prisoners? Movement, National
Democratic Party of Tibet and Students for Free
Tibet. One realized that even though the five
non-government orgnisations may have difference
in their ideology and methods of functioning, but
in the end they are working towards the same cause of Tibet.

The "Media Students" Program? organized by
India-Tibet Coordination Office aims to create
awareness about Tibetan issues to the Indian
media students who are joining the mainstream media.

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