His Holiness the Dalai Lama looking at one of the projects made by students on exhibit as part of Tibet our Country Day at Tibetan Children's Village School (TCV) in Gopalpur, H.P., India on April 29, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
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Just a few weeks after a Tibetan girl bagged the prestigious gold medal, Sonam Dolma, another Tibetan girl achieved the same feat by winning the gold medal in one of India’s top colleges for her outstanding academic performance.
Women achievers, who had excelled in their respective fields despite odds, were befittingly honoured at the 13th GR8! Women Awards held in the city on Sunday. The coveted “Golden Scroll of Honour” award was presented to Ama Pema Jetsun, Tibetan activist and sister of the 14th Dalai Lama.
Kelsang, a Tibetan college girl, has bagged gold medal for her stellar performance in her B.Com examinations. The gold medal was awarded to her during her college’s annual convocation ceremony in March 2014.
“Kelsang secured 1st in the last three years of her academic career at Maris Stella Autonomous College in Vijayawada with an aggregate of over 80%,” said Mr. Dhondup, the administrator of Tibetan Youth Hostel in Bangalore.
From its humble beginning 54 years ago, Tibetan Children's Village has today become a thriving, integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet every year. It has established branches in India extending from Ladakh in the North to Bylakuppe in South, with over 16,726 children under its care.