Photo taken on 7th September 2007
New Director takes over:
Ms. Kalsang Y. Dagpo, the first woman Director of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts has now ended her tenure here at the institute. Having being promoted to the rank of Additional Secretary (CTA ranking), the former Director has now been officially transferred to Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi Chapter as a Secretary.
During her 5-year stint from the year 2002, the institute witnesses' tremendous growth in terms of quality of theatrical education imparted to students, the level of professionalism and infrastructure progress. With her intuition, institute was able to accomplish the recruitment of 26 new artiste and at the same time was able to conduct training program for the 20 students, sponsored by the Department of Education.
Moreover during her tenure, the institute managed to conduct cultural tours to various countries and cities across the globe which includes countries like United State, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asian countries viz. Japan and Taiwan. In domestic sphere the institute was able to conduct numerous cultural tours to the Tibetan settlements in India viz. Darjiling, Kalimpong, Mon-tawang, Gangtok, Dhalhousie, Shimla, Bylakuppe, Mungod, Hunsur and Kollegal. These domestic and foreign cultural tours provide beneficial opportunity in both promoting Tibet's ancient theatrical arts and also in raising fund for the institute.
The much-deliberated project like Recording Studio (Initial stage) and Audio Visual sections were realised during her tenure. On the 1st of June 2007, a sumptuous dinner was hosted by the institute, during which the students and members accorded a befitting farewell to her through music and songs. The school remains highly indebted to her for the contribution she made in achieving our objectives in promoting and preserving Tibetan theatrical art. ng lunch for the artistes during the festival.
In the same vein, we are also happy to welcome Mr. Wangchuk Phasur, former Additional Secretary of Department of Health to officiate as new Director. He has been serving Central Tibetan Administration for the last 27 years in various capacities. With his expertise and service credential, we are confident in seeing expansion of our roles in the exile community and progress we will achieve in years to come.
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