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Exile administration holding leadership summit for school students

Students participating in the eight-day leadership summit. (Photo courtesy/ Kunsang Gashon/ Phayul.com)
Students participating in the eight-day leadership summit. (Photo courtesy/ Kunsang Gashon/ Phayul.com)

(TibetanReview.net, Jan04, 2015) – The exile Tibetan administration at Dharamshala, India, on Jan 2 opened an eight-day leadership summit for school students at the Lower TCV school. Participating in the summit, being organized by the administration’s Department of Education, are a total of 302 students – 140 boys and 162 girls – from 33 Tibetan schools in India and Nepal.

The summit will introduce the students to various kinds of leadership skills including participatory leadership and emotional intelligence, said the exile administration on its Tibet.net website Jan 2.

This is the second summit being organized by the exile administration after the one held last year.

Those who will interact with the students during the summit will include the administrative head of the exile administration Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, who was the chief guest at the inauguration function; the Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in exile Mr Penpa Tsering; the Education Kalon (Minister) Mr Ngodup Tsering, and experts in various fields, said the Tibet.net report.

The exile administration oversees 73 schools in India and Nepal through different autonomous administrative bodies. They enroll around 24,000 students and employ 2,200 staff.

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