Dharamshala: The Middle Way Approach (MWA) desk, Department of Information and International Relations organised a three-day awareness workshop on the Middle Way Approach from 24 – 26 February for students aspiring to join the Central Tibetan Administration and currently undergoing pre-staff training at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah.
The workshop is based on interactive, activity-based learning and information sharing with regard to the relevance of the Middle Way Approach as a realistic conflict resolution strategy.
39 pre-service students took part and the workshop started with the introduction to the training by Secretary Chime Tseyang, DIIR.
Chief Justice Commissioner Sonam Norbu Dagpo as resource person explained in detail the meaning and evolution of the Middle Way Approach, and how it came about as the official policy of the Central Tibetan Administration to resolve the Tibet issue.
He also responded to the doubts and questions raised by the students to deepen their awareness of the policy.
Dukthen Kyi, Human Rights Desk, DIIR spoke about Human Rights violations: The case of Tibet and Tempa Gyaltsen Zamlha (Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Development Desk, TPI talked about Tibet Environment: Climate Change on Tibet Plateau and its Impact.
The students took active participation and interest in the three-day workshop and summed the workshop as “Meaningful, Effective, Informative, Excellent, Insightful”.
The training was facilitated by Rinchen, Tsering Choklay and Ngawang Choedhar of DIIR.