Professors and students from University of Arkansas Visit Tibetan Parliament


Dharamsala: Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok of Tibetan Parliament in Exile met with Professor Geshe Thupten Dorjee and other two staffs along with 17 students from the University of Arkansas at Tibetan Parliament in Exile today on 21 June. They came to Tibetan Parliament as a part of their three-week Tibetan in Exile today (TEXT) program which was begun on 17 may.

At the meeting in the Tibetan Parliament hall, Deputy Speaker briefed them about the past history of Tibet, current situation of Tibet is covering both inside Tibet and exile. He further elucidated in details about the procedure of the parliamentary session, revenue collection of central Tibetan administration and election of Tibetan Parliament members. He urged them to support for the cause of Tibet and inform the Tibet related issues to their respective members of parliament in their countries.

The TEXT Program allows students to spend three weeks in the summer living in the Tibetan refugee settlements in India as they gather these vital stories of the elderly Tibetans. Trained in Tibetan culture and oral history by Professor Burris and Geshe Thupten Dorjee before leaving for the settlements, students design and conduct the interviews, process the footage, creates the transcripts, and upload the resulting materials to their online archive.