Dalai Lama inaugurates school for underprivileged kids of Ladakh

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Leh, Aug 18 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has inaugurated a school for the underprivileged children from remote and isolated areas of Ladakh region such as Zanskar, Kargil and Nubra valley.

Built with support from the Dalai Lama's Charitable Trust and managed by Nalanda Dharma Centre, Leh, the institution named the Jamyang School will impart education in both Tibetan Buddhism and modern sciences to these children.

It is said that the much acclaimed Oriental wisdom originated from Nalanda, which presently is in ruins and under the care of Archaeological Survey of India.

"Children from remote areas, who are deprived of basic education... representatives of our board and representatives of those remote areas and Director of Jamyang School visit these areas and then select children accordingly and grant them admission in our school," said Tshering Sonam, Secretary, Jamyang School, Leh.

The first batches of students enrolled at the school are from Drokpa tribe of Da-Hanu area in Ladakh.

The school, with classes up to the fifth standard also has hostel facilities.

Around 60 underprivileged students have taken admission at the school at present.

The Dalai Lama has lived in Dharamsala with thousands of his followers ever since they fled from their homeland after a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959. (ANI)

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