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Dharamshala: Kesang Tenzin Bhutia, serving as the Principal of CST Kalimpong, passed away on January 13, 2014. He was 58. Born on May 5, 1955 in Sakya, Tibet, KesangTenzin Bhutia did his primary schooling from CST Darjeeling and later joined Dr. Graham's Homes, Kalimpong from where he completed his class XII.

According to CTA, he joined St. Stephen's College, Delhi University in 1972 and obtained his BA and MA degrees in History. Later he also did his B.Ed from Government College of Education, Punjab University, Chandigarh. He started his career in 1982 as a Post Graduate Teacher in History at Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok, Sikkim where he served until 1985. From 1986 to 1992, he served his alma mater, Dr. Graham's Homes as a History teacher.

He joined Central Tibetan Schools Administration in August 1992 and served as a Principal in CST Mundgod, CST Kalimpong, CST Darjeeling and CST Mussoorie. For his tireless dedication and outstanding contribution towards the education of children, he was honored with the National Award to Teachers for the year 2010.

He is survived by his wife Mrs Chungla, and three children Mr. Jigme Dorjee, Dr. Sonam Gyatso and Ms.Tenzin Zompa. The Department of Education, CTA expresses its deep sadness and condolences at the passing of Kesang Tenzin Bhutia.

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