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Awardee of Thonmi Sambhota Fellowship (2016 - 2018)

The Awardee of Thonmi Sambhota Fellowship (2016 - 2018)
The final interview for Thonmi Sambhota Fellowship (September 2016 to September 2018) was conducted at 10:30 a.m. on August 16, 2016 at Tibet House. The board of interviewers interviewed nine candidates who were shortlisted for the fellowship.

The interviewers unanimously agreed upon the following two candidates as the best choices for Thonmi Sambhota Fellowship 2016.

1.    Mr. Jampa Choephel for his topic – ༼ ས་ག་ཟླ་བའི་ངོས་འཛིན། ༽ “Research on Identifying the exact timing of Vaisak month: Bridging the discrepancy between Tibetan Lunar Calendar and Indian Lunar Calendar”

2.    Mr. Lobsang Thapkhe for his topic – ༼ བོད་ཀྱི་ཐ་སྙད་འབྱུང་ཁུངས་ཚིག་མཛོད། རིམ་པ་གཉིས་པ། ༽ “Tibetan Etymological Dictionary – Part 2”

On the basis of the decisions made by the interviewers and seeing to the competencies of the two candidates, Tibet House introduced a new one-time fellowship in the name of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tibet House congratulates Mr. Jampa Choephel and Mr. Lobsang Thapkhe. They will be awarded the Thonmi Sambhota Fellowship (2016 - 2018) and the newly launched one-time His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Fellowship (2016 - 2018) respectively.