The following is an event report of the One Day Conference on “The Dynamics of Identity: Culture, Continuity and Challenges in the Tibetan Community”. Read and download event concept note and programme at this link: Concept Note and Programme
The Chennai Center for China Studies (C3S), the Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), Dharamshala and the Department of Political Science, Madras Christian College (MCC) organized the second annual C3S-TPI conference on 12th September 2018. The conference was held in Margaret Hall at the Madras Christian College.
The event was attended by academicians, retired military officers, researchers and members of Young Minds of C3S who joined the discussion on the dynamics of Tibetan Identity. The event was received enthusiastically by close to 150 students of the Madras Christian College.
The Welcome Address was delivered by by Dr. K Palani, Head, Department of Political Science, MCC.. Highlighting the importance of such events for students, Dr.Palani emphasized the value of education outside the classroom. He underlined the importance of organizing such events as it builds up the understanding of students on the sensitive issues such as identity. The Principal’s Remarks were delivered by Dr. R.R. Alexander Jesudasan, Principal, MCC. He took the opportunity to speak about the close association between Tibetan students and the College, which has become a source of pride for MCC. The Principal also commended the spirit of education in MCC, which has oriented students to pursue new and challenging fields of study. He noted the importance of disseminating the understanding of Tibetan identity among Indian students and the value of preserving it in the face of immense change. The Principal also pointed out that the special relationship between MCC and Tibetan students will continue to flourish and will inspire other Indian and Tibetan students to enrich their knowledge.[Source]