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A Tibetan NGO named Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Center (TPPRC) based in Delhi organized a workshop on "Introducing Tibetan Democracy in Exile and the Situation in Tibet" for the class eleven students of the Tibetan schools in India and Nepal at the Tibetan Children's Village Day School, Samyeling Tibetan Colony in Majnu Ka Tilla, Delhi, India.

The 7-day workshop that started on December 26, 2013 is aimed to broaden the knowledge of Tibetan history, culture, religion, democracy, and the present situation in Tibet. "The workshop will introduce the organizational structure of the exile Tibetan set-up based in Dharamsala; brief introduction of history of Bon and introduction of Buddhism in Tibet; State of Tibetan affairs and policies being implemented by People's Republic of China inside Tibet; and the present situation in Tibet," says Choekyong Wangchuk, the Executive Director of TPPRC, while welcoming the participants of the workshop.

The participants consisting of 44 boys, 39 girls and 18 teachers from 19 schools attended the workshop which was conducted by resource persons from Dharamsala and Delhi including Tibetan Parliament Members Bapa Kelsang Gyaltsen and Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok; Department of Education Joint Secretary Ms. Chimme Tseyang; Department of Information and International Relations Ms. Kalden Tsomo; Prof. Anand Kumar of Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Mr. Tashi Topgyal of Indian Express.

The Tibetan School Student Workshop is jointly organized with the support of German NGO named Friedrich Naumann Foundation.