• Mon. May 27th, 2024

EASTERN COMMAND TIBETOLOGY CADRE SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED AT GANGTOK

The Fourth cadre on Tibetology conducted at Gangtok by Black Cat Division, Trishakti Corps successfully culminated on 10 Sep 2022. The 42 days long cadre was attended by officers of various Army formations in Sikkim and West Bengal. Lectures on subjects like Tibetan language, Tibetan Buddhism and Literature was taken by Professors and Research Coordinators from Sikkim University and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok.

Through the duration of the course, guest lectures by prominent speakers to include Mr Passang Tsering and Mr Claude Arpi, famous author and a domain specialist in Tibetan Geopolitics was undertaken. The students were also given an exposure to Religion & Architecture of Tibet by organizing field visits to Monasteries and a visit to the border areas. In a bid to enhance understanding of its neighborhood, the officers undertook research on subjects like ‘Tibetan Buddhism’ and ‘People of Tibet’.

Indian Army, Eastern Command has initiated several measures to train its personnel on understanding Tibet, as part of which, Tibetology cadres are being conducted in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. So far, Four cadres have been conducted at Gangtok. Earlier, in May 2022, an MOU has been signed between Sikkim University and Trishakti Corps, for conduct of future cadres.

( Inputs from Indian Army, TriShakti Corps,Sukna, Siliguri)

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