Ravangla, Sikkim, India, 21 December 2010 (tibet.net) - Expressing his concern over the impression of the declining standard of Tibetan language in the schools in exile, His Holiness the Dalai Lama called on the school teachers and students to take greater responsibility and put greater efforts in studying their language.
“Even though the Tibetan language is not that much useful in fields like business and legal studies, but its use is paramount in studying teachings of the Buddha (Kagyur) and commentaries (Tengyur) contained in more than 300 volumes,” His Holiness said while addressing hundreds of Tibetans in Ravangla Tibetan settlement in Sikkim on last Saturday, 18 December.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressing the Tibetan community of Ravangla, Sikkim, on December 18th, 2010. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|
Tibetan students await the arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tibetan settlement in Ravangla, Sikkim, on December 18th, 2010. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL