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Gen Ngawang Tseten la giving an introductory address about RDL (Photo: Gen Lhaki la)

19th May 2016: Mr. Ngawang Tseten la, Social Science teacher inaugurated his project called “Readers of Dalai Lama” (RDL) in the school hall in the presence of the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la. Both the teachers and the students assembled in the school hall during the morning assembly. Mr. Ngawang Tseten la gave an introductory speech about the main purpose and Objective of this RDL project. Speaking on the occasion, he said the project came into being after vigorous discussion with his colleagues and the school heads. He had unveiled the flex poster depicting the logo of this RDL and books from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Flex banner and books of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on display (photo: Gen Lhaki la)

RDL is a group of readers both staff members and students. They will read books of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The main objectives of this RDL, he said are: “ To let the students understand and discuss the main principles of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; To let the students imbibe the principles of His Holiness; To let the students practice these principles in their day to day life and finally to let the students develop healthy reading habit”. He also hoped to make T-shirts carrying the RDL message and distribute them to the readers. He had a very noble idea of making everybody read His Holiness’ book.

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The school Director, Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la speaking during the RDL Project inauguration

During the inauguration, the school Director, one teacher representative and student representative read excerpts from some His Holiness’ book. Coincidently all of them read excerpt from the book, “Beyond Religion”. The school Director spoke about the importance and appropriateness of this project initiated by Mr. Ngawang Tseten la. He thanked him and his supporters for this RDL and fulfilling one of the wishes of Ama Jetsun Pema la, who always wishes students read and study His Holiness’ books.

The inauguration of RDL came to an end with an ardent request from Mr. Ngawang Tseten to all the staff and students to read at least one book of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A big round of applause overflowed the entire hall soon after and everyone left fully motivated to be a part of this RDL.

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