By Choekyi Lhamo
DHARAMSHALA, Sept 4: A Tibetan nursing student who graduated recently Tenzin Noryang received a gold medal for securing the highest marks for four consecutive years at the KLE Academy for Higher Education and Research in the state of Karnataka. The Gold medal in Bachelor Science Nursing was awarded to Noryang at the convocation ceremony held on Aug. 19. “I feel that nursing is a blessed profession for humanity because we usually come across people who have been afflicted and we do our best to treat them to reduce their suffering,” the 22-year-old told Phayul.
Noryang hopes to pursue higher studies i.e. M.Sc, for which she needs one year of hospital experience. “I have worked in the Covid-19 ward during the pandemic, and I see that the demand for nurses is only growing in India. More and more nurses are quitting because of the pandemic even though many of them served the community at their best,” she further noted.
The Department of Education (DoE) of the Central Tibetan Administration also congratulated her on the achievement. “We are happy to highlight her achievement as a token of our appreciation for her hard work. We also hope that many more Tibetan youngsters will be inspired to excel in their own respective academic field,” said Sonam Sangmo, Section Head of DoE’s Scholarship Section. The medalist has been working at the KLE Hospital for the last 9 months.
She said that her response to an entirely different schooling environment among Indian students at first created unwanted confusion, but eventually drove her to success through disciplined dedication. “I came across certain difficulties in my first year because there was a shift in my environment as I was the only Tibetan as well as the only foreign student. Eventually I adapted to those surroundings and made good friends in the institution,” she elaborated further.
Tenzin Noryang was brought up in the Mundgod Tibetan settlement and completed her schooling from the Central School for Tibetans (CST) in Mundgod.