Education Department Releases Its First Ever Tibetan Animated Film for Children

Dharamshala: Promoting language, identity, culture and traditional history through digital storytelling, the Department of Education, CTA released its first ever animated film on all-time favourite fable, དྲན་པ་བརྗེད་སླ་བའི་ཨ་ཁུ་ཕག་པ་། (the Forgetful Agu Phagpa) and a Tibetan dubbed version of Buddha’s Sutra, Life of Buddha.

The ceremony was attended by Kalon Ngodup Tsering, Department of Education, Secretaries Nangsa Chodon and Karma Singhe, Tsering Samdup, Head of Education Council, staff of Education department and children of class III, Mewoen Tsuglag Petoen School.

Chief guest, Kalon Ngodup Tsering said at the launch, “This groundbreaking initiative, on behalf of the Education department, represents our commitment and service towards preserving Tibetan language and culture; revitalising awareness and appreciation for one’s language in schools and at home.”

“With animation becoming the most effective pedagogical technology to engage children’s imagination and learning capabilities, the Education department will continue to explore this opportunity to further our efforts.”

Kalon appealed Tibetans settled across India and abroad, especially parents to encourage their children/young members to converse in Tibetan, read Tibetan literature and watch visual materials including the Agu Phagpa.

The animated film དྲན་པ་བརྗེད་སླ་བའི་ཨ་ཁུ་ཕག་པ་། (the Forgetful Agu Phagpa) is produced by the Department of Education and created by Jamphel Animation. Buddha’s Sutra, originally in Hindi was dubbed in Tibetan and translated by Acharya Karma Monlam, Chair of the High level Standardising Board.

The project was funded by Global Affairs Canada.
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