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IIMC Media Students visit's Dharamsala

November 13, 2009

India Tibet Coordination Office
November 12, 2009

Twenty eight students with three teaching staff
of English department of India Institute of Mass
Communication (IIMC), New Delhi visited
Dharamsala, as a part of its annual program
organised by the New-Delhi based India Tibet
Coordination Office (ITCO) from 05 to 08 November.

On their first day of the educational tour,
students paid visit to the 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 Mr. Tsultrim Dorjee, one of the
newly arrival who was shot at arm during last
year uprising inside Tibet, the trauma of such an
extensive ordeal and repression upon the Tibetan people was truly felt.

Mr Thubten Samphel, Information Secretary of the
Department of Information and International
Relation briefed them on the historical
background of Tibet, and the democratic set-up of
the Central Tibetan Administration.

On the second day, young journalist got the
opportunity to learn about role of Tibetan
Buddhism in freedom struggle, ecology of Tibetan
plateau and its importance in the global climate
and also on the human rights situation inside
Tibet. Visit to 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.

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 and the
Ex-Political Prisoners? Movement. One realized
that even though the three 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.

India Tibet Coordination Office
H-10, Lajpat Nagar -III
New Delhi - 110024
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