Vocational Training Programme in Desktop Publishing
Graduation Ceremony

March 31, 1999
Amnye Machen Institute, Mcleod Ganj, India


From left to right: Gyamtso (Amnye Machen Institute), Tashi Phuntsok (Department of Education), Jamyang Norbu (AMI Director), Tsewang Gonpo (SECMOL), Dorjee Tsering (Education Development and Resource Centre).

  On the evening of March 31, 1999, four students of AMI's first Vocational Training Programme in Desktop Publishing finally received their diplomas. After a year of intensive training Tsewang Gonpo of Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), Tashi Phuntsok of the Department of Education, CTA, Dorjee Tsering of the Education Development and Resource Centre (EDRC) of the Tibetan Children's Village, and Gyamtso of AMI completed their course.  
  Tashi Tsering gave the graduating students a talk on the importance of their training and their future task of creating better quality books in Tibetan. Jamyang Norbu awarded the diplomas and a set each of AMI publications. The students in turn thanked their chief instructor Christophe Besuchet and offered him khatags. At the conclusion of the modest ceremony a dinner was hosted for the students, AMI staff and guests.