The 7-day workshop is aimed to broaden the knowledge of Tibetan history, culture, religion, democracy, and the present situation inside Tibet.
He also said that Buddhism is the key that unifies Tibetans, and praised the monks who returned to Tibet to teach Buddhism to Tibetans inside Tibet.
According to the organizing committee of this teaching, about thirty thousand followers from over 60 countries had registered for the teaching including people from Tibet and China.
The teaching is expected to begin on December 25 till January 3, 2014 for a duration of ten days.
The teaching was held at Kempinski Hotel in Delhi on December 23, 2013.
Mr. Penpa Tsering visited Tibetan communities in seven states including Minnesota, Chicago, Washington DC, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
Tsultrim Gyatso becomes the 125th Tibetan to set himself on fire to protest against the Chinese government since February 2009.
The workshop is attended by women settlement officers and secretaries along with some new staffs in the Central Tibetan Administration.
Professor Sharma was born in a teacher's family in 1923, and has published over 30 books in various languages including Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Pahari.
The felicitation ceremony was presided over by Shri V Krishna Chandra Deo, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj, Government of India.
Out of six hundred Tibetan families living in the Orissa Tibetan settlements, over a hundred rely on the agriculture as their primary source of income.
A letter from the area, received by exiled Tibetans who have been observing the situation, says a mass "mental re-education" campaign is being extended in Driru, known as Biru in Chinese, site of recent unrest.