གཟའ་མིག་དམར། ༢༠༢༤/༠༤/༡༦

Man Behind Tibetan Settlement’s First Public Library

Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama formally inaugurated the first ever public library in the Tibetan settlement of Mundgod, South India on December 22, 2016.

Mr. Phuntsok Dorjee, a computer technician at the Tibetan Children’s Village School is the man behind this project.

Dorjee, who was born and raised in Mundgod Tibetan settlement had a strong interest in books since childhood and that interest motivated him to construct the first public library in his settlement.

The idea of having a public library was first brought up with the respective settlement officer, followed by successful fundraising efforts. The library has since received thousands of books in donation from various sources.

On this week’s Table Talk, the man behind this noble initiative discusses his project.