Professor Yeshi Choedon of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) gave the valedictory address at the fourth Young Tibetan Research Scholars’ Conference, organized by the Tibet Policy Institute (TPI) at the Administrative Training Centre, Dharamsala on 24 August, 2018.
The valedictory ceremony was held in the afternoon of the final day of the conference on 24 August, 2018.
Mr Thubten Samphel, director of the Tibet Policy Institute gave the welcome address to the gathering of scholars during the valedictory ceremony.
Thanking researchers and eminent scholars gathered at the conference, he said: “I wanted to welcome all who have gathered here for the conference.
“I wanted to particularly thank Mr Tashi Tsering la for sitting through the conference and providing guidance. I also wanted to thank Prof Yeshi Choedon la for coming and giving the valedictory address,” he added.
The four day conference that was inaugurated by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay on 21 August concluded with over 30 researchers presenting their research papers on 24 August.
In her valedictory address, Professor Yeshi Choedon of JNU said: “I thank you for inviting me to speak at the gathering, it’s a great privilege for me.
“Looking at the themes, it looks like you have covered a large scale of themes. You have dealt with both the past and present. A vast spectrum of topics and I am sure you have greatly enhanced your understanding of all these topics.
“I must congratulate TPI for providing a platform for young researchers to exchange ideas and opinions and create a network so that you can share, exchange and support each other in future in case you face difficulties.”
On the penultimate day of the conference, researchers attending the conference toured Gangchen Kyishong and interacted with representatives from governmental and non-governmental organisations.
The conference is attended by the eminent Tibetan scholar, Mr Tashi Tsering of the Amnye Machen Institute, who also gave the inaugural address on 21 August, 2018.
Apart from researchers presenting their papers, the conference was also attended by researchers from over 18 different regions in India.
The Young Tibetan Research Scholars’ Conference is an annual flagship conference organized by the Tibet Policy Institute.