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Tibet-Sambhota-Schools-Sikyong-2016Dharamshala — Dr Lobsang Sangay, the democratically elected political leader of the Tibetan people, on Wednesday urged Sambhota Tibetan Schools to focus on moral development of students, which he also said its essential to recognise those old school heads who have made important contributions to education.

Sikyong inaugurated the first 'Sambhota Tibetan School Society (STSS) 'Special School Heads Meeting' organised at Sherab Gatsel Lobling, Dharamshala, India, on July 28, 2016. Over 20 Tibetan principals and headmasters are participating in the three-day special meeting.

In his inaugural address, Dr Sangay emphasised the importance placed on the role of school administrators, including principals and headmasters, in promoting welfare of students and in facilitating a holistic environment for learning and growth.

He urged the school heads to focus on moral development of students and introduce His Holiness the Dalai Lama's thoughts on secular ethics and human values in the school curriculum.

Expressing concerns over the administration of newly transferred Tibetan schools – previously under the CTSA – Education minister or Kalon Mr Ngodup Tsering urged the concerned school heads to discharge their responsibilities with highest efficiency and address the important areas of improvement in respect to students' education and growth.

"One of the objectives is to provide guidance for newly appointed school heads in execution of their duties," Director of STSS, Mr Karma Chungdak said ex while extending greetings to all participants and introduced the aims and objectives of the meeting.

"Together, we strive towards a swift transformation of the new schools the department of education over took," Mr Chungdak said, added that out of 21 school heads participating in the meeting, around 13 have been recently appointed as heads of their respective schools.

The head of Academic section of Department of Education, executive staff of Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society and Department of Education along with heads of various Sambhota Tibetan schools were present at the opening ceremony of the meeting.

According to the Tibetan administration, the meeting will focus on improving students' education and enhancement of the efficiency of Tibetan schools administration. The meeting will conclude on 29 July 2016.