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[Monday, 23 August 2010, 2:26 p.m.]
Dharamshala: The Tibetan children studying in schools based in the South Indian state of Karnataka are set to receive important facts and information on Tibet’s crucial environmental issues. The talk series on Tibet’s environment is part of an awareness programme to be jointly organised by the Department of Information and International Relations and the Education Department in commemorating the 75th birth anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The talks on would be Tibet’s environment and its significance, and topics related to general environmental awareness and wildlife trafficking and conservation, said Mr Tenzin Norbu, executive head of DIIR’s Environment and Development Desk (EDD).

It would be the second leg of the awareness programme to be conducted by two researchers from the EDD. The researchers are Dhondup Dolma and Jigme Norbu, said Mr Norbu.

The first talk is scheduled to start at the Institute for Small Trade Learning, a vocational training centre for Tibetans located at Nelamangla in Bangalore, on 24 August. Another talk would be held in Bangalore on the next day.

The researchers would then visit the Central Tibetan Schools (CST) and the Tibetan Children Village School in settlements in Mundgod, Kollegal, Bylakuppe and Hunsur. The schedules are: at CST schools in Mundgod settlement from 27 – 28 August; CST in Kollegal on 30 August; CST CVP at Dekyi Larso in Bylakupee on 3 September; CST at Lugsum in Bylakupee on 4 September; TCV Bylakuppe on 4 August and CST Gurupura in Hunsur on 6 September.