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His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurates school for underprivileged children of Ladakh

August 21, 2009

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
August 18, 2009

Dharamshala -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
inaugurated a school for the underprivileged
children from remote and isolated areas of Ladakh
region such as Zanskar, Kargil and Nubra valley
on 14 August, Asian News International (ANI) reported.

The Jamyang School - built with support from His
Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Charitable Trust and
managed by Nalanda Dharma Centre, Leh - will
impart education in both Tibetan Buddhism and
modern sciences to these children.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama advised the school
administration to provide children with modern education and Tibetan Buddhism.

"Children from remote areas, who are deprived of
basic education" representatives of our board and
representatives of those remote areas and
Director of Jamyang School visit these areas and
then select children accordingly and grant them
admission in our school,” Tshering Sonam,
Secretary, Jamyang School, Leh was as saying by ANI.

The first batches of students enrolled at the
school are from Drogpa or the nomadic tribe of Da-Hanu area in Ladakh.

The school, with classes up to the fifth standard
also has hostel facilities. Around 60
underprivileged students have taken admission at the school at present.
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