Amnye Machen Institute, a Tibetan Research Centre based in Dharamsala, northern India released six books by Gangtok based Tibetan writer Tshewang Tamding at Hotel Tibet, Mcleod Ganj on September 12, 2014.
The six books are titled as nostalgic poems of my birth place, a collection of alphabetical, general interest, spiritual, patriotic poems, and short stories for children.
Tashi Tsering, Director of Amnye Machen Institute, spoke highly of the writer's work, and described him as a well-respected and reputable writer and researcher, and that he hopes the published work of the writer would encourage him to continue his intellectual work, despite his physical illness.
Senior officials of the Central Tibetan Administration such as, Jamphel Choesang, head of Public Service Commission; Dakpo Sonam Norbu, Secretary of DIIR; Mingyur Dorjee, Secretary of Public Service Commission, and Sonam Choephel Shosur, Secretary of Health Department were present at the book launch to show support and respect for their school mate, and to celebrate his lifetime achievements.
“Although he had worked in Sikkim state government, he is very dedicated and has contributed a lot in preserving Tibetan culture and language,” said Karma Monlam, head of the Publication Section of Department of Education, who launched the books.
Tshewang Tamding was a former Additional Secretary at the government of Sikkim. He has also translated some famous English books into Tibetan.