January 4, 2010
Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche visited a Indian college at Rait village of Himachal Pradesh to attend a seminar on training teachers to educate the people on peace.
Below is an article published by Tibet.net:
The day-long national seminar titled "Education for Peace: Issues and Challenges", organised by the local Dronacharaya College on Sunday witnessed the participation of trainee teachers from various parts of the country.
Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche, who was the chief guest, hailed the theme of the seminar
“Today the greatest challenge to the world is violence and destruction and the teaching community need to prepare the coming generation who can work for peace and stability,” ANI quoted Kalon Tripa as saying.
“This seminar, I think is beneficial for requirement of the times and the participants are good scholars, and I am very much impressed by their participation,” he added.
“The seminar, basically we have planned because there is a lot of problems in the country and it was thought probably the teachers or specially the trainee teachers will be the best people to educate people on the process of peace,” said Y. D. Singh, the organiser and director of Dronacharaya College.
The seminar also aims at training teachers, so that they understand the problems faced by students and help them to tackle those problems in an efficient manner.
Kalon Tripa will leave Dharamsala this evening for visits to Kolkata, Bodh Gaya and Orissa.
Kalon Tripa has been invited as chief guest to address the inaugural session of the 'World Conference on Humanity, Spirituality and Power' at Kolkata on 6 January.
Kalon Tripa will then visit Bodh Gaya from 7 - 9 January during which he will speak to a large number of Tibetan pilgrims, who have came all the way from Tibet to attend teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
He will leave Bodh Gaya to New Delhi en route to Orissa on 10 January.
In Orissa, coinciding with the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement located in Chandragiri, Kalon Tripa will address a general meeting of Tibetans on 13 January.