The School of Communication students were taken on a field trip to the Tibetan settlement at Majnu Ka Tila on February 27, 2015. The objective of the field trip was to sensitize the students to issues related to Tibet and to expose them to the working of the Tibetan Government in exile.
The programme began with a welcome speech and introduction by Ms. Kunga Namdol at the Tibetan Settlement Office at Majnu Ka Tila. Ms. Namdol extended a warm welcome to the faculty and students and introduced the speakers at the gathering.
This was followed by a brief introduction of the Tibetan settlement in Majnu Ka Tila by the Pradhan of the colony, Mr. Karten Tsering. Mr. Tsering informed the students about when the colony was set up and the current status of the colony.
Mr Tenzin Lekshay, Media Coordinator, Bureau of H.H. The Dalai Lama, then apprised the students on the various issues related to Tibet. He spoke about the invasion of Tibet by China and the role played by India in offering asylum to H.H. The Dalai Lama. He also spoke about the UN Resolutions regarding Tibet and shed light on the working of the Tibetan Government in exile. The interaction was very fruitful for the students and helped them get a better understanding of the Tibetan issue.
The session was followed by a question answer session in which the students wholeheartedly participated. All the faculty and students were then given a traditional Tibetan welcome by putting shawls on each participant.
In the second half of the day the faculty and students were taken to the Tibetan Children’s Village where they interacted with the students of the Tibetan School. The school children were thrilled to interact with the faculty and students of GD Goenka University and even staged a dance and music performance for them.
The trip concluded with a visit to a Tibetan home where the residents shared their experiences with the students.
The BJMC and MJMC students will now develop radio reports on the visit, and publish a photo feature.