Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday expressed delight over his visit to Jhamtse Gatsal, a children community institute, at Lumla in Tawang district.
He was accompanied by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and local MLA Jambey Tashi.
“It is a pleasure to visit Jhamtse Gatsal, also known as ‘garden of love and compassion’, which is first of its kind in the country, where children are taught to be a good human beings,” Khandu said.
He also expressed delight that a world-class institute, where children are not only taught academic subjects, but also the lessons of love, compassion and wisdom has been founded by a local monk, an official release informed.
Khandu thanked Lobsang Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk from Tawang district, for bringing in his vast experience - growing up at Sera Je Monastery in South India and his travels around the world - to improve the lives of people through practice of love and compassion.
The chief minister also expressed thanks to the teaching staff of the school for coming to serve in this remote region from all over India and the world.
“I know you have come here giving up your comforts to be among the children from impoverished villages to develop them as compassionate human being,” he said.
Earlier, the chief minister inspected the facilities around the school campus. He visited the family houses, community bathhouse, classrooms, multipurpose rooms, school office building, family kitchen and vermin composting sites, the release said.
He also inspected the recycling programme pioneered by the school and cottages built mostly out of readily available materials such as sand, clay and straw. He inspected the new classroom teaching methods pioneered by Lobsang Phuntsok where a classroom has been turned into a fun place to learn by avoiding the usual desk-benches learning environment, the release added.
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