Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 23, Apr 2018 01:58 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Dalai Lama meets opera artists, calls them 'custodian of unique Tibetan art form'
Tibetan engineer elected President of apex professional body of Canada
Tibetan Opera festival begins in Dharamshala, 10 opera troupes to partake
UK lawmakers call for Liverpool FC to scrap deal with Chinese company
USCIRF Commissioner Dr. Tenzin Dorjee urges China to release the Panchen Lama
Two monks detained by China for sharing “illegal contents” on WeChat
Dalai Lama condoles the demise of former President Bush’s mother
Tibetan farmers' land forcefully grabbed by Chinese authorities near Lhasa
China launches website for citizens to report spies, corrupt bureaucrats
Dalai Lama meets with foreign tourists, urges oneness of humanity
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, March 17, 2018. He would be attending the first Convocation of the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) on Sunday.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama looks at a picture of his former home, the Potala palace, in Drepung Monastery, Dec 14, 2017, Phayul Photo/Geleck Palsang
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Tibetan parliament approves Dr. Pema Yangchen as new minister
Phayul[Wednesday, March 21, 2018 16:55]
By Tenzin Dharpo

Dr. Pema Yangchen/personal file
Dr. Pema Yangchen/personal file
DHARAMSHALA, March 21: The Tibetan president Sangay's nominee for new Kalon, Dr. Pema Yangchen, was approved by 26 Yeses, 15 Nos and 3 abstentions in the Tibetan parliament in exile earlier today. President Sangay announced a former vice principal of the Dalai Lama institute and an academician based in Canada as his nominee for a kalon.

As soon as the Sikyong announced the nominees name, MP Dawa Phunkyi, raised his hand in objection but did not give any reason. Dawa said his objection was simply to enable voting for the nominee as required by the Tibetan charter.

Though Pema is understood to be heading the Department of Education the Sikyong has not made the official announcement as yet. The justification for the nominee read out by Sangay clearly pointed towards Pema being given the education portfolio.

Dr Pema Yangchen was born on 15 August 1969 in Bhutan. An alumnus of the Tibetan scholarship program, she completed (Doctor of Education) in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Northern Iowa in 2009. In 2009, she joined as English lecturer at The Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education in Bangalore, India where she also promoted in 2012 to the post of Vice Principal.

In 2011, she was honoured with ‘Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award’ by University of Northern Iowa, Graduate College for her Dissertation titled ‘Teacher Learning in a Tibetan School in Exile: A Community of Practice Perspective’.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Sacred mountain for Tibetans to be mined in Driru, one detained
Tibetan parliament approves Dr. Pema Yangchen as new minister
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement